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tautonym

(tô′tə-nĭm′)
n.
A taxonomic designation, such as Gorilla gorilla, in which the genus and species names are the same, commonly used in zoology but no longer in botany.

tau·ton′y·mous (tô-tŏn′ə-məs) adj.
tau·ton′y·my n.

tautonym

the same scientific name applied to both genus and species (or sub-species).
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This is wrong and, in the February 2015 issue, I pointed out that these examples are phonetic tautonyms according to the phonetics of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Returning to uncapitalised homophonic tautonyms, the English Dialect Dictionary (EDD) includes DEEDY (industrious), PEEPY (drowsy) and TEATY (peevish), while Chambers Dictionary has (screaming) MEEMIE, a hysterical person, and Webster's 3rd has EASIES, stops rowing.
Numerical tautonyms in which the 2 letters from each half of the word are both multiplied (x) or both divided (/) are rare:
How many sounded but not spelled tautonyms like retreat can you find?
By starting with the commonest words in English-language text and adding them one at a time, one could show how networks evolve The second chapter looked at the various patterns of letters formed by words--not only the well-known palindromes and tautonyms, and the switch words I encountered in 1969, but more subtle ones such as heterograms in which each letter in a word is different, and pangrams in which all the letters of the alphabet are used at least once in a set of words.
These are only obtainable from words which are themselves tautonyms, so are not included here.
Also omitted are tautonyms such as POCKETA-POCKETA (an engine sound, OED), where the two halves are identical.
4 two-letter word FY (in the Scrabble palindromes and Scrabble tautonyms section).
For example, Leslie Card (Word Ways 3, 1970 and Word Ways 4, 1971) presents a sizeable list of two-part six-letter numerical tautonyms and two-part eight-letter tautonyms.
Words which are letter palindromes or letter tautonyms are not admitted.
For obvious reasons, I ignored words and terms which are simply tautonyms (ie where the first and second halves are identical--for example, CHIMACHIMA).
One genre which Cohen did not consider is Morse Tautonyms .