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protolog

or pro·to·logue

[ proht-l-awg, -og ]
/ ˈproʊt lˌɔg, -ˌɒg /
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noun Biology.

the original description of a species, genus, etc.

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Origin of protolog

First recorded in 1900–05; proto- + (cata)log
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