Definition of specific name in English:

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specific name


1chiefly Botany & Microbiology The 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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