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Q: Which languages are used to give organisms scientific names?
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How and why do you name organisms scentifically?

Because of the great diversity of organisms, there is really a need for naming them scientifically. Scientific names give a distinct identity to organisms and help avoid confusion with misleading common names.

Why do you give organisms a scientific name?

Organisms are given a scientific name to distinguish them from other animals of similar species.

Why do scientists give organisms a scientific name?

because they are special

Why do scientists give organisms scientific Name.?

because they are special

What language is used to give scientific names?


Give you of lists of scientific names of person?


What information does the classification system for organisms give?

The current system will classify organisms by Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. Scientific names include the genus and species of the organism (like homo sapien for humans).

Why do scientists give scientific names to organism?

they make it up :)

Why do scientists use scientific names to refer to specific organisms?

scientific names often come from Latin words, each part having a meaning. For example the scientific name for dog is Canis lupus familiaris meaning dog friendly wolf, describing what it is.

Can you give me 2 scientific names for red blood cells?

corpuscles and ... red cells

What scientific evidence is there that animals give themselves names?

Animals do not name themselves, people do that..

Why are latian and ancient greek used to name organisms in classification?

Organism naming and classification has been one of the important scientific practices since the ancient times. While setting up an order for classification, in those times too, there was a certain methodology followed in naming the organism classes. For example, there was a certain name give to the class of organisms which have a spine - vertebrates etc. Organisms were classified in the basis of their physical and behavioral characteristics that they displayed. They were assigned names on the basis of that. There was a 'nomenclature dictionary' that was created to name new species. It was well documented over years, and followed. In the modern time, though English gained popularity over these two ancient languages, the structure and heirarchy of describing an newly discovered organism that was defined in the ancient times are still valid and well set. World over this scientific way of naming has been accepted as a standard. Hence instead of creating a whole new list of mapping the names in a 'current' language with the names in the 'ancient' languages, scientists decided to stick to the older languages, to avoid confusion and chaos.