linnaeus, carollus.

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Linnaeus   (lĭ-nē'əs, lĭ-nā'əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Swedish naturalist who in 1735 introduced a method for classifying plants and animals using generic and specific designations. This laid the foundation for the modern system of binomial nomenclature.
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