scientific name

Main Entry:  scientific name
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the recognized Latin name given to an organism, consisting of a genus and species, according to a taxonomy; also called binomial name
Example:  The scientific name is usually printed in italics, with the genus capitalized.
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Main Entry:  scientific name
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See common name
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scientific name   (sī'ən-tĭf'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
A name used by scientists, especially the taxonomic name of an organism that consists of the genus and species. Scientific names usually come from Latin or Greek. An example is Homo sapiens, the scientific name for humans.
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