/ (lɪˈniːən, -ˈneɪ-) /

  1. of or relating to Linnaeus

  2. relating to the system of classification of plants and animals using binomial nomenclature

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Scientific definitions for Linnean


  1. Relating to the system of taxonomic classification and binomial nomenclature originated by Carolus Linnaeus. In the Linnean system, organisms are grouped according to shared characteristics into a hierarchical series of fixed categories ranging from subspecies at the bottom to kingdom at the top. Compare cladistics.

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