This week’s word is synonym
Pronounced – SIN-oh-nim
Meaning – a different name for the same species
Origin – from the greek words syn (with) and onoma (name)
Example usage – Corydoras macrosteus is a synonym of Corydoras aeneus, the bronze corydoras.
Trivia – the first scientific name published is known as the senior synonym. Names published after this are known as junior synonyms. The senior synonym should always be used when referring to a species.