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  1. Carolus (ˈkærələs), original name Carl von Linné. 1707–78, Swedish botanist, who established the binomial system of biological nomenclature that forms the basis of modern classification
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linnaeus in Medicine


[lĭ-nēəs, -nā-]Carolus Known as “Karl Linné.” 1707-1778
  1. Swedish botanist and founder of the modern binomial classification system for plants and animals.
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linnaeus in Science


[lĭ-nēəs, lĭ-nāəs]Carollus. Originally Carl von Linné. 1707-1778
See more at binomial nomenclature.
  1. 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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