Share this entry

Share this page

specific epithet

Saltos de línea: spe|cif¦ic epi|thet

Definición de specific epithet en inglés:

sustantivo

chiefly Botany & Microbiology
The second element in the Latin binomial name of a species, which follows the generic name and distinguishes the species from others in the same genus. Compare with specific name, trivial name.
Example sentences
  • The new species has since had popular media recognition under this name and it has therefore been preserved as the specific epithet.

Definición de specific epithet en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día terpsichorean
Pronunciación: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing