Binominal

Geoff Read g.read at NIWA.CRI.NZ
Thu Feb 3 10:35:51 CST 2000


I see a preference for binomial out there (makes me think of mathematics),
However binominal and binomen are the 'correct' terms, at least according
to ICZN over the last 2 editions (don't know about the botanists). Similarly
uninominal not uninomial.

The French version of the code glossary graciously points out that
binomiale is not quite correct. The English version grandly ignores binomial.

Your pedant's thread for the day.


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  Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>




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