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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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This survey demonstrates the potential safety consequences of giving different biologic products the same scientific name.
They could even come up with a scientific name for their backpack.
In a rare event for bird-lovers, a flock of up to 300 Manx Shearwaters - whose scientific name is Puffinus Puffinus - has been seen around Puffin Island off Anglesey (inset)
Issuing prescriptions by their scientific name would not allow pharmacists to issue alternative medicine or to focus on medicines by certain companies, according to the source.
Levan is the scientific name for a polymer made naturally by bacteria in fast-flowing streams.
When the article is published, Ralph will have a nifty new scientific name to go along with his nickname.
Each entry consists of the species' common name, its scientific name, its approximate size, a verbal description of its appearance and characteristic habits, and a brief summary of where it can be found during what seasons of the year; yet by far the most valuable identifier are the illustrations, almost all of which are in full color.
Featuring a "user friendly" and alphabetically organized listing of diverse fish, seaweed and invertebrate aquatic life, Marine Life Of The Pacific Northwest offers a comprehensive compendium of more than 1,400 saltwater plants and animals, and includes a quick reference usability with guide, maps, glossary, index, and color-coded pages for easy information access and identification, as well as entries that include the common name, scientific name, size, range, depth, description, picture, description and comments, and more.
Stop 28 on the "Mattew Barney: DRAWING RESTRAINT" podcast audio tour describes "Cetacea", a sculpture from "DRAWING RESTRAINT 9" that is named after the scientific name of sea mammals such as dolphins and whales .
Using the scientific name will be helpful as well as safe when describing specific plants for medical or culinary purposes.
The birds - scientific name Cacatua Sulphurea - are described as having white feathers, with a yellow crest, grey feet, and are 33cm tall.
Fear of spiders is called arachnophobia - the name comes from arachnid, the scientific name for spiders.

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