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Definition of systematic name in English:


A standardized name, especially for a chemical element or compound, a biological taxon, or a star or other astronomical object.
Example sentences
  • It has the chemical formula C 10 H 14 N 2, and the systematic name 3-pyridine.
  • The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry's systematic name for acetone is 2-propanone; it is also called dimethyl ketone.
  • The use of vinyl is exemplified by the molecule vinyl chloride (its proper systematic name is chloroethylene).
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