a system of nomenclature in which each species is given a unique name that consists of a generic and a specific term.
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How to use binomial nomenclature in a sentence
Before binomial nomenclature, animal names involved long descriptions.What biologists call a species is becoming more than just a name | Jack J. Lee | October 14, 2021 | Science News For Students
Pennant failed to use binomial nomenclature when he published the type description of Garden.North American Recent Soft-shelled Turtles (Family Trionychidae) | Robert G. Webb
British Dictionary definitions for binomial nomenclature
a system for naming plants and animals by means of two Latin names: the first indicating the genus and the second the species to which the organism belongs, as in Panthera leo (the lion)
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Scientific definitions for binomial nomenclature
The scientific system of naming an organism using two terms, the first being the genus and the second the species. The terms are usually Greek or Latin. For example, the scientific name of the narrow-leaf firethorn is Pyracantha angustifolia, where the genus is Greek for fire thorn and the species is Latin for having narrow leaves.
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