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binomial

 [bi-no´me-al]
composed of two terms, e.g., names of organisms formed by combination of genus and species names.

bi·no·mi·al

(bī-nō'mē-ăl),
A set of two terms or names; in the probabilistic or statistical sense it corresponds to a Bernoulli trial.
See also: binary combination.
[bi- + G. nomos, name]

binomial

/bi·no·mi·al/ (bi-no´me-al) composed of two terms, e.g., names of organisms formed by combination of genus and species names.

binomial

(bī-nō′mē-əl)
adj.
Consisting of or relating to two names or terms.
n.
Biology A taxonomic name in binomial nomenclature.

bi·no′mi·al·ly adv.

binomial

[bīnō′mē·əl]
1 containing two names or terms.
2 the unique, two-part scientific name used to identify a plant. The first name is the genus; the second, the species. A designation of the variety may also follow to further differentiate the plant. Use of the binomial is the only reliable way to accurately specify a particular herb, since common names differ from region to region and a single common name may often denote several herbs that differ widely from one another.

binomial

adjective Referring to an organism’s binomen—i.e., its genus and species names.

bi·no·mi·al

(bī-nō'mē-ăl)
A set of two terms or names; in the probabilistic or statistical sense it corresponds to a Bernoulli trial.
[bi- + G. nomos, name]

binomial (bī·nōˑ·mē·l),

n the taxonomic name for plants that always consists of two parts: the genus, which is the first name and is always capitalized, and the species, which is the second name and is always lower-case. These names should be used instead of common names to avoid confusion in the identification of herbs. Also called
botanical name, Latin name, or
scientific name.

binomial

composed of two terms, e.g. names of organisms formed by combination of genus and species names.

binomial distribution
categorization of a group into two mutually exclusive subgroups, e.g. sick and not sick.
binomial population
a population which can be divided into a binomial distribution.
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