Definition of binomial nomenclature in English:

binomial nomenclature


  • The system of nomenclature in which two terms are used to denote a species of living organism, the first one indicating the genus and the second the specific epithet.

    ‘Carl Linnaeus' hierarchical system and binomial nomenclature for flowering plants was meant to reflect the natural order of God's creation, as manifested in overall morphological similarity.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, Linnaeus's hierarchical classification and binomial nomenclature, much modified, have remained standard for over 200 years.’
    • ‘Modern taxonomy was born in 1753 when Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus devised the system of binomial nomenclature and assigned a unique name for every plant and animal.’
    • ‘To avoid confusion with binomial nomenclature used in naming body fossils, trace fossils are named as ichnogenera (plural of ichnogenus) and ichnospecies.’
    • ‘As Martini used neither Latin terminology nor binomial nomenclature, his ideas were overlooked.’


binomial nomenclature

/bīˈnōmēəl ˈnōmənˌklāCHər/ /baɪˈnoʊmiəl ˈnoʊmənˌkleɪtʃər/