nomen nudum

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

nomen nudum

  1. (taxonomy) 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.