Binomial nomenclature

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Binomial nomenclature is the scientific naming of species whereby each species receives a Latin or Latinized name of two parts, the first indicating the genus and the second being the species.[1] The system was adopted by Swedish botanist and physician Carolus Linnaeus in the mid 18th century.


  1. Wile, Dr. Jay L. Exploring Creation With Biology. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998