(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 strictōsēnsūablative ofsēnsussensesensestrictōablative ofstrictustight, strictstrict
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From LatinsÄ“nsÅ« strictō (“in the narrow sense").
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