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ending > variable ending

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variable ending  


  • Ending of a nomen that is liable to change according to the ergotaxonomy adopted. Two situations: 1) species-series epithet being an adjective or a past participle: suffix indicating the grammatical gender of the epithet; 2) family-series nomen: ending indicating the rank, composed of two parts: the connector and the suffix proper. (Traditional term, definition by A. Dubois)

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  • 2018

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