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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.


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