- a common name or vernacular name, as of a plant or animal
- the specific name of an organism as distinct from the generic name in binomial nomenclature
See trivial name in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A common or vernacular name as distinguished from a specific name, as chimpanzee for Pan troglodytes.
- See specific epithet.
- Chemistry A common, historic, or convenient name for a substance, derived often from the source in which the substance was discovered, but unsystematic and not used in modern official nomenclature, as sucrose for β-D-fructofuranosyl-α-D-glucopyranoside.
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