Linnean



[li-nee-uh n] /lɪˈni ən/

adjective
1.
of or relating to , who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature.
2.
noting or pertaining to a system of botanical classification introduced by him, based mainly on the number or characteristics of the stamens and pistils.
/lɪˈniːən; -ˈneɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Linnaeus
2.
relating to the system of classification of plants and animals using binomial nomenclature
Linnean also Linnaean
(lĭ-nē’ən)
Relating to the system of taxonomic classification and binomial nomenclature originated by Carolus Linnaeus. In the Linnean system, organisms are grouped according to shared characteristics into a hierarchical series of fixed categories ranging from subspecies at the bottom to kingdom at the top. Compare cladistics.

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