Nomen-nudum definition

(zoology) In zoological nomenclature, a name which has appeared in print but has not yet been formally published by the standards of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
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Noun

Singular:
nomen-nudum
Plural:
nomina-nuda

Origin of nomen-nudum

  • Latin nōmen (“name”) and nūdum, nominative singular neuter of nūdus (“naked”).

    From Wiktionary