Genus - Generic Name

The scientific name of a genus may be called the generic name or generic epithet: it is always capitalized. It plays a pivotal role in binomial nomenclature, the system of biological nomenclature.

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Generic Name

Generic name may be:

  • Generic name, name of a biological genus
  • Generic name, International Nonproprietary Name for a drug
  • A placeholder name, referring to nobody in particular, such as Joe Bloggs or John Q. Public

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