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Linnaean

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Linnean

(lĭ-nē′ən)
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Of or relating to Carl Linnaeus or to the system of taxonomic classification and binomial nomenclature that he originated.

Linnaean

Pertaining to the system of taxonomic classification and the binomial nomenclature widely used in medicine, in which the name of the genus (generic name) is followed by the name of the species (specific name). Examples are Staphylococcus aureus and Fasciola hepatica. (Carolus Linnaeus, or Carl von Linne, 1707–78, Swedish biologist)
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Despite Lamarck's departures from Linnaean orthodoxy, he praised Linnaeus as the greatest botanist in history.
British botanists in India displayed a strong Linnaean bias.
Guldenstadt and Pallas departed from Linnaean orthodoxy by coining new Cannabis species.
Messerschmidt, not a Linnaean, coined a prolix polynomial for plants in Transbaikal, east of Lake Baikal: "Cannabis erratica, montana, procera, daurica, folio minore semine lupidino similes, paruulo, guttato" (x2) (Amman, 1739).
Elaine Scarry's account of the "perceptual mimesis" of flowers, or the ease with which we can picture flowers in our minds, may help us to think through the more precise analogies made in Linnaean naming.
54) It might be suggested that botanical poets call on the resources of Linnaean nomenclature to achieve precisely this effect.
Linnaean analogy can combine the best of both worlds: specific nomenclature and classification that links the visual mimesis associated with the arbitrary name of snowdrop with the precise knowledge associated with botanical explanation.
60) Harris's description of the various "Species of Words" bears a striking resemblance to the Linnaean project of systematic botany (23).