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polytypic

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adjective poly·typ·ic \ˌpä-lē-ˈti-pik\

Definition of polytypic

  1. :  represented by several or many types or subdivisions <a polytypic species of organism>



1888

First Known Use of polytypic

1888


Medical Dictionary

polytypic

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adjective poly·typ·ic \ˌpäl-i-ˈtip-ik\

Medical Definition of polytypic

  1. :  represented by several or many types or subdivisions <a polytypic species of organisms>



Variants of polytypic

also poly·typ·i·cal \-ˈtip-i-kəl\play

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