Basionym Definition

noun

(botany, taxonomy) An earlier valid scientific name of a species that has since been renamed and from which the new name is partially derived.

The name, Arundinaria distans is the basionym of Colanthelia distans.
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Other Word Forms of Basionym

Noun

Singular:
basionym
Plural:
basionyms

Origin of Basionym

  • From basi- (“base”) +‎ -onym (“name”).

    From Wiktionary

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