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scientific name

n.
A name used by scientists, especially the taxonomic name of an organism that consists of a genus name and a specific epithet, such as Homo sapiens, the scientific name for humans.

scientific name

the binomial or trinomial designation of an organism in the form of latinized (or Latin or Greek) words.
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FACTFILE | The capybara is the largest of the world's rodent species | Their eyes and nostrils are on the tops of their heads so they can stay submerged with very little body showing - helping them to avoid detection by predators such as jaguars, anacondas and caiman | Like rabbits, they eat their own dung to extract maximum nutrition from their food | The scientific name for the capybara means 'water hog' | Mum Lily was born on 30 June 2010
Cases of unjustified emendations of scientific names dedicated to people in tarantulas (Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae)
As for our recommended scientific name, Micropterus haiaka, 'haiaka' is a Choctaw word that means 'revealed.
Which fruit is also known by the scientific name "Malus pumia".
Appendix 1 (about 22 pages) comprises a listing of the scientific name of each tick, its native host, the origin of its host, the year it came into the United States, the state where it came in or was discovered, and the original reference noting its presence.
Clockwise from top left: Pinocchio frog [no scientific name yet]; Pink handfish [no scientific name yet]; Simpsons or "Mr.
The pesticide label gives the scientific name of the growth stage, but no other hints.
THE scientific name for the twinkling of stars is stellar scintillation.
Each entry includes a text description as well as the picture, a list of interesting facts (such as medicinal uses), and the plant's scientific name.
Although they do not nest on Puffin Island, the bird's scientific name is Puffinus Puffinus (though they aren't actually puffins at all).
oThe Ministry of Health is studying the possibility of cooperation with health insurance companies, regarding granting a larger area of freedom to doctors and pharmacists to choose the appropriate medicine by allowing doctors to write the scientific name of the drug instead of the trading name,o Al Quttami said.
Under new amendments, importers of both plants and "products thereof" are required to file a declaration upon importation that contains: the scientific name of any plant contained in the importation; a description of the value of the importation and the quantity of the plant, including the unit of measure; and the name of the country from which the plant was taken.

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