Pronunciation: (bī-nō'mē-ul), [key]
1. Algebra.an expression that is a sum or difference of two terms, as 3x + 2y and x2 - 4x.
2. Zool., Bot.a taxonomic name consisting of a generic and a specific term, used to designate species.
1. Algebra.consisting of or pertaining to two terms or a binomial.
2. Zool., Bot.consisting of or characterized by binomials.
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