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syn·o·nym

(sin'ŏ-nim),
In biologic nomenclature, a term used to denote one of two or more names for the same species or taxonomic group (taxon).
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synonym

(sĭn′ə-nĭm′)
n.
Biology One of two or more scientific names that have been applied to the same species or other taxonomic group.

syn′o·nym′ic, syn′o·nym′i·cal adj.
syn′o·nym′i·ty n.
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synonym

(in taxonomy) any of a list of different names for the same taxon.
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