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In biologic nomenclature, a term used to denote one of two or more names for the same species or taxonomic group (taxon).
Biology One of two or more scientific names that have been applied to the same species or other taxonomic group.
syn′o·nym′ic, syn′o·nym′i·cal adj.
synonym(in taxonomy) any of a list of different names for the same taxon.
an alternative name for the same disease, sign, bacteria, etc. A key word or sign may have a number of synonyms.