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Linnean

Linnaean

/ (lɪˈniːən, -ˈneɪ-) /
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adjective

of or relating to Linnaeus
relating to the system of classification of plants and animals using binomial nomenclature

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Linnean

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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