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trivial name

[′triv·ē·əl ¦nām]
(organic chemistry)
A common name for a chemical compound derived from the names of the natural source of the compound at the time of its isolation and before anything is known about its molecular structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Most spectra are accompanied by the structure and trivial name, molecular formula, molecular weight, nominal mass, and base peak.
The one exception is a photo with trivial name descriptions of some types.