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  • n. In zoological nomenclature, a name which has appeared in print but has not yet been formally published by the standards of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

Etymologies

Latin nomen (name) and nudum (naked). (Wiktionary)

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  • A name with no standing in biological nomenclature because it was published without description or indication of the organism intended to bear it.

    August 31, 2008