Definition of nomen conservandum in English:

nomen conservandum

noun

Taxonomy
  • A Latin name which has been approved for use by a commission of biological nomenclature despite the existence of a technically valid senior synonym, usually on the grounds that it has been in long-standing use.

Origin

Early 20th century. From scientific Latin nomen conservandum from classical Latin nōmen + conservandum, neuter singular of conservandus, gerundive of conservāre.

Pronunciation

nomen conservandum

/ˌnəʊmən ˌkɒnsəˈvandəm//ˌnəʊmɛn ˌkɒnsəˈvandəm/