Definition of specific name in English:

specific name

Syllabification: spe·cif·ic name


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

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