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diacritic mark
(English) According to the Code, a mark to indicate different pronunciations of a letter or a different letter (such as an accent, cedilla, tilde, umlaut, etc.); diacritic marks, apostrophes or diaereses are not to be used in a taxonomic name and are to be deleted from such names originally published with them, e.g. the German umlaut sign is deleted from a vowel and should be replaced by an 'e' inserted after the vowel, but only for taxonomic names based on German words and published before 1985. (See also: Code, taxonomic)
signe diacritique
(French) D’après le Code, signe indiquant des prononciations différentes d’une lettre ou une lettre différente (tels qu’un accent, une cédille, un tilde, un umlaut, etc.) (See also: Code, taxonomic)
marca diacrítica
(Portuguese) Do Código, marca que indica uma diferente pronúncia duma letra ou uma letra diferente; por ex. o til, a cedilha, o trema etc. (See also: Code, taxonomic)

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