Definition of nomen conservandum in English:

nomen conservandum


  • A Latin name which has been approved for use by a commission of biological nomenclature despite the existence of a technically valid senior synonym, usually on the grounds that it has been in long-standing use.


Early 20th century. From scientific Latin nomen conservandum from classical Latin nōmen + conservandum, neuter singular of conservandus, gerundive of conservāre.


nomen conservandum

/ˌnəʊmɛn ˌkɒnsəˈvandəm/ /ˌnəʊmən ˌkɒnsəˈvandəm/