Definition of specific name in English:

specific name

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chiefly Botany & Microbiology
1The Latin binomial name of a species, consisting of the generic name followed by the specific epithet.
More 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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