Glossary Term: Binomial

1. The scientific name formally assigned to an organism. It is composed of two names: The first designates the genus, and the second designates the species. 2. A taxonomic name used for a biological species which consists of a generic and a specific term. 3. A binary combination (binomial). A generic name combined with a specific epithet to form a species name (ICN Art. 23.1).

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