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[li-nee-uh n] /lɪˈni ən/

of or relating to , who established the binomial system of scientific nomenclature.
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-/
of or relating to Linnaeus
relating to the system of classification of plants and animals using binomial nomenclature
Linnean also Linnaean
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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