dionym

name containing two parts or terms

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • dionym — (ˈdaɪənɪm) [ad. Gr. διώνυµ ος, ον having two names, f. δι , (di 2) twice + ὄνοµα name.] A name consisting of two terms (as the names in zoology or botany, the two terms of which denote respectively the genus and species). 18.. Coues is cited by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dionym —   n. name containing two terms.    ♦ dionymal, a. binomial …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Names for Names — When my brother and I were little, our parents used to joke that if one of us had been a girl, they could have named us Chris and Alice, so that we would be Chris and Alice Chrisomalis . Fortunately for all concerned, they did not do so, because… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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