Definition of protologue in English:

protologue

(also protolog)

noun

Botany Taxonomy
  • The type description of a species, genus, etc. In later use: specifically the full details (diagnosis, description, synonymy, distributional data, citation of specimens, etc.) accompanying a name at its first publication.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Charles Schuchert (1858–1942). From proto- + -logue.

Pronunciation

protologue

/ˈprəʊtə(ʊ)lɒɡ/