n. [Gr. basis, base; onyma, name]
The name upon which new names of species or higher classifications has been based; see isonym.

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  • isonym — n. [Gr. isos, equal; onyma, name] The new name of a species, or higher classification being based upon the older name or basinym …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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