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Linnaean

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Linnean

(lĭ-nē′ən)
adj.
Of or relating to Carl Linnaeus or to the system of taxonomic classification and binomial nomenclature that he originated.
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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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Lamarck's supporters hailed him as "the French Linnaeus." He deviated from Linnaean orthodoxy in many ways.
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.
The analogical connections promoted by Linnaean nomenclature, in which flowers are named according to their genus and species, involve the precise verbal reconstruction of floral evidence.
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.