Nomen-oblitum meaning

(taxonomy) In zoological nomenclature, a name which has not been used in the scientific community for more than fifty years after its original proposal, and which has been replaced by a more recent name in common use.
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Noun

Singular:
nomen-oblitum
Plural:
nomina-oblita

Origin of nomen-oblitum

  • From Latin nōmen (“name”) + oblītus (“forgotten”).

    From Wiktionary