Sensu Stricto Definition

In a narrow sense; with a narrow interpretation.
American Heritage
(taxonomy) (Often abbreviated: s.s., s. str., sens. str. or sens. strict.) In the narrow sense. Added after a taxon to mean the taxon is being used in the sense of the original author, or without taxa which may otherwise be associated with it.

Origin of Sensu Stricto

  • Latin sēnsū strictō sēnsū ablative of sēnsus sense sense strictō ablative of strictus tight, strict strict

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sÄ“nsÅ« strictō (“in the narrow sense").

    From Wiktionary

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