binominal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin binōminis (having two names).

Adjective[edit]

binominal (not comparable)

  1. (taxonomy) consisting of two names
  2. (taxonomy) pertaining to the noun binomen
  3. (taxonomy) pertaining to the nomenclature system for the rank of species in biological taxonomy
The principle of binominal nomenclature is important in the ICZN.

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Noun[edit]

binominal (plural binominals)

  1. (taxonomy) A scientific name, at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name.
    See species name for usage and example.
  2. (grammar) A construct involving two nouns or two names.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ nominal

Adjective[edit]

binominal (feminine singular binominale, masculine plural binominaux, feminine plural binominales)

  1. binominal

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

binominal (plural binomiales)

  1. binomial

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