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Organisms and Pathogens 

Chapter:
Nomenclature
Author(s):

Harriet S. Meyer

Intemperate language should not be used in anydiscussion or writing which involves zoologicalnomenclature, and all debates should be conductedin a courteous and friendly manner. Code of Ethics, International Code of Zoological Nomenclature(p124) I know the scientific names of beings animalculous.    W. S. GilbertScientific names are labels used in place of lengthy descriptions. A scientific name corresponds to a set of formally defined attributes. The meanings of scientific names are internationally understood.Vernacular names or common names are also labels. Vernacular names seen in medical publications include fungi, prokaryotes, meningococcus, and St John’s wort. Vernacular names cannot be assumed to correspond to formally defined sets

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