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tautonym

[taw-tuh-nim] /ˈtɔ tə nɪm/
noun, Biology
1.
a scientific name in which the generic and the specific names are the same, as Chloris chloris (the greenfinch).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Greek tautṓnymos of the same name, equivalent to tauto- tauto- + -ōnymos named; see -onym
Related forms
tautonymic, tautonymous
[taw-ton-uh-muh s] /tɔˈtɒn ə məs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
tautonymy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tautonymic

tautonym

/ˈtɔːtənɪm/
noun
1.
(biology) a taxonomic name in which the generic and specific components are the same, as in Rattus rattus (black rat)
Derived Forms
tautonymic, tautonymous (tɔːˈtɒnɪməs) adjective
tautonymy, noun
Word Origin
C20: from Greek tautonymos. See tauto-, -onym
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