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Linnaean

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Etymology

After Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), Swedish naturalist who helped to standardize biological nomenclature.

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Linnaean

  1. Of, or relating to Carolus Linnaeus, Swedish naturalist, either personally (i.e. "a Linnaean name") or in a wider sense, of the era influenced by him
  2. Of, or relating to the binomial nomenclature originated by him
  3. (recent) Relating to the nomenclature Codes that have their starting point in a work by Linnaeus or are derived from such a Code. This includes the idea of a ranked taxonomy, which of course was not initiated by Linnaeus.

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