protolog

or pro·to·logue

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

noun Biology.

the original description of a species, genus, etc.

Nearby words

  1. protogynous,
  2. protohistory,
  3. protohuman,
  4. protolanguage,
  5. protolithic,
  6. protomartyr,
  7. protomorphic,
  8. proton,
  9. proton microscope,
  10. proton number

Origin of protolog

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

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