Scientific-name Sentence Examples
The horns, usually present in both sexes, are small and straight, situated far back on the forehead; and between them rises the crest-like tuft of hair from which the genus takes its scientific name.
The services rendered by Nicot in spreading a knowledge of the plant have been commemorated in the scientific name of the genus Nicotiana.
In 1783 Boddaert printed at Utrecht a Table des planches enlumineez, 9 in which he attempted to refer every species of bird figured in that extensive series to its proper Linnaean genus, and to assign it a scientific name if it did not already possess one.
The division seems to have been instituted by this author a couple of years earlier in the second edition of his Handbuch der Naturgeschichte (a work not seen by the present writer), but not then to have received a scientific name.
Its scientific name is Clupea (or Alosa) menhaden and Brevoortia tyrannus.Advertisement
It derives its scientific name from a curious beak-like appendage at the end of the stigma, in the centre of the flower; this appendage though solid was supposed to be hollow (hence the name from 46a, a bladder, and stigma).
Then we have a group of species in which the plumage is wholly or almost wholly black, and among them only do we find birds that fulfil the implication of the scientific name of the genus by having feet that may be called blood-red.
The second part of the Latin binomial, acris, completes the unique scientific name of this species.
Xenopus laevis - scientific name for the African clawed frog, one of the model organisms used to study vertebrate development.
The Mayflies belong to the Ephemeridae, a remarkable family of winged insects, included by Linnaeus in his order Neuroptera, which derive their scientific name from E4n cpos, in allusion to their very short lives.Advertisement
The chimpanzee, scientific name Pan troglodytes, stands 3 to 4.5 feet tall and weighs 55 to 110 pounds.
Ear mites, which go by the scientific name Otodectes cynotis, are common parasites of cats, but they also affect dogs, foxes and other small mammals.
The scientific name for spelt is triticum spelta.
The scientific name Cornus is Latin for 'horn', and is probably another reference to the hardness of the wood.
The scientific name for splitting fingernails is onychoschizia.Advertisement
The scientific name for nail fungus is onychomycosis.