Definition of specific name in English:

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specific name

noun

chiefly Botany & Microbiology
1The Latin binomial name of a species, consisting of the generic name followed by the specific epithet.
Example sentences
  • Both the generic and specific names refer to the plant's fragrance.
1.1chiefly Zoology another term for specific epithet.

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Syllabification: spe·cif·ic name

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