tautonymic

tautonym

[taw-tuh-nim]
noun Biology.
a scientific name in which the generic and the specific names are the same, as Chloris chloris (the greenfinch).

Origin:
1895–1900; < Greek tautṓnymos of the same name, equivalent to tauto- tauto- + -ōnymos named; see -onym

tautonymic, tautonymous [taw-ton-uh-muhs] , adjective
tautonymy, noun
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tautonym (ˈtɔːtənɪm)
 
n
biology a taxonomic name in which the generic and specific components are the same, as in Rattus rattus (black rat)
 
[C20: from Greek tautonymos. See tauto-, -onym]
 
tauto'nymic
 
adj
 
tautonymous
 
adj
 
tau'tonymy
 
n

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