Specific Epithet Definition

noun
The uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun that follows a capitalized genus name in binomial nomenclature and serves to distinguish a species from others in the same genus, as saccharum in Acer saccharum (sugar maple).
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Noun

Singular:
specific epithet
Plural:
specific-epithets

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