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ending > fixed ending

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fixed ending  


  • Ending of a nomen that is not liable to change according to the ergotaxonomy adopted. This includes in particular the following two situations: 1) species-series epithet in the genitive case: suffix reflecting in some cases the genders and numbers of the persons or places referred to by the epithet; 2) genus-series substantive: suffix indicating its grammatical gender. (Traditional term, definition by A. Dubois)

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  • 2019

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