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homonym

Biology a name for a species or genus that should be unique but has been used for two or more different organisms
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Le but vise semble avoir toute-fois change: du jeu linguistique sur les homonymies, qui alimente une reception certainement ludique, on passe A un travail dont la portee se revele eminemment critique.
Nearly 100 scientific papers published by Toby alone or jointly describe over 600 species of Orthotylinae, Phylinae, Thaumastocoridae or Saldidae, examine heteropteran phylogenetics, identify synonymies and homonymies, or designate lectotypes or neotypes.
It refers, as Zizek elaborates, to language in its capacity as a "chaotic multitude of homonymies, word-plays, 'irregular' metaphoric links and resonances" (How 71).
To cite another example from the nominal domain: recent work on syncretism patterns in pronominal systems has revealed that neutralization of person categories ("vertical homonymies") occur more frequently in the non-singular forms of both free pronouns and bound pronouns (Cysouw 2003; Siewierska 2004; Baerman et al.