tautonym

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taut- +‎ -onym

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tautonym ‎(plural tautonyms)

  1. (biology) A binomial name consisting of the same word twice, such as Bison bison.
  2. (linguistics) A word or term made from two identical parts or syllables, such as bonbon or dada.

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