nomen nudum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin nōmen (name) and nūdum, nominative singular neuter of nūdus (naked).

Noun[edit]

nomen nudum (plural nomina nuda)

  1. (zoology) In zoological nomenclature, a name which has appeared in print but has not yet been formally published by the standards of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.