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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.
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tautonymthe same scientific name applied to both genus and species (or sub-species).
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