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nomenclature

 [no´men-kla″chur]
terminology; a classified system of technical names, such as of anatomical structures or organisms.
binomial nomenclature the nomenclature used in scientific classification of living organisms in which each organism is designated by two latinized names (genus and species), both of which must always be used because species names are not necessarily unique. note: The genus name is always capitalized, the species name is not, and both are italicized, e.g., Escherichia coli. When a name is repeated the genus name may be abbreviated by its initial, e.g., E. coli.

no·men·cla·ture

(nō'men-klā'chūr, nō-men'klă-chūr),
A system of names, as of anatomic structures, molecular entities, or organisms, used in any science.
[L. nomenclatura, a listing of names, fr. nomen, name, + calo, to proclaim]

nomenclature

(nō′mən-klā′chər, nō-mĕn′klə-)
n.
1. A system of names used in an art or science: the nomenclature of mineralogy.
2. The system or procedure of assigning names to groups of organisms as part of a taxonomic classification: the rules of nomenclature in botany.

no′men·cla′tur·al adj.

nomenclature

Any naming convention based on principles delineated and accepted by an official committee or body—e.g., the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC), the Enzyme Commission of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB), etc.
 
Alternative medicine
The names used in alternative healthcare often overlap with those of mainstream medicine, as well as other fields, and may cause confusion to the practitioners of both types of medicine, as well as to patients. For example, colonic irrigation is used by mainstream practitioners for the flushing of the large intestine in preparation for emergency surgery, and used by alternative practitioners as a synonym for colon therapy, the practice of performing multiple enemas to flush out putative toxins.

Science-speak
Any system for assigning names to a particular structure.

nomenclature

Any system for assigning names to a particular structure. See Binomial nomenclature, Classification, SNOMED, SNOP, Taxonomy Alternative medicine The names used in alternative health care often overlap with those of mainstream medicine and other fields and may confuse practitioners of both types of medicine, as well as Pts.
Nomenclature–alternative medical term–sources of confusion
Different uses for same term Eg, colonic irrigation is used in mainstream medicine for flushing the colon in preparation for emergency surgery, and in alternative health as a synonym for colon therapy, the practice of performing multiple enemas to flush out putative toxins; similarly, herbologists use the same names for medicinal plants as used by horticulturists, which may or may not refer to the same plants; Example: geranium for ornamental use and for medicinal use
Different terms for the same entity Eg, homeopaths use a latinized term, Natrum muriaticum, for table salt–sodium chloride; similarly, some herbs are known by the trivial name, eg, rue, and blood root, while the homeopathic remedies based on these same plants take the Latin name, Ruta, and Sanguinaria, respectively

no·men·cla·ture

(nō'mĕn-klā-chŭr)
A set system of names used in any science, as of anatomic structures, organisms, and other classifications.
[L. nomenclatura, a listing of names, fr. nomen, name, + calo, to proclaim]

nomenclature

A system of names used in a science or other discipline.

nomenclature

see BINOMIAL NOMENCLATURE.

no·men·cla·ture

(nō'mĕn-klā-chŭr)
A set system of names used in any science, as of anatomic structures, organisms, and other classifications.
[L. nomenclatura, a listing of names, fr. nomen, name, + calo, to proclaim]
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The nomenclatural type of the single class is the order Myrteolo nummulariae-Sphagnetalia magellanici Oberdorfer 1960, the sole order when the name of the class was first published.
Nomenclatural changes for some grasses in California and the Muhlenbergia clade (Poaceae).
While previous nomenclatural inconsistencies within Lophotus are a result of an inadequate amount of comparative material, the absence of type specimens for many nominal species, and the world-wide distribution of the group, the confusion surrounding the taxonomy of the genus also reflects the indirect and non-latinized naming of the type specimen for Lophotus (Giorna 1809; for a complete discussion, see Goin and Erdman 1951).
Similar nomenclatural difficulties have been noted for Alger County, also in northern Michigan (Frederick et al., 1976).
And since the number of mutant phenotypes far exceeds that of normal phenotypes (strictly speaking, only one phenotype is "normal"), he threw open the door to a nomenclatural free-for-all that continues to this day.
The history of the name Salicornietum perennis is an example of the several nomenclatural problems in Phytosociology and its resolution, with possible implications in syntaxa names of higher rank.
Nomenclatural details for all thrips names included here are web-available (Mound 2013).

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