1type noun \ˈtīp\
: a lower taxonomic category selected as a standard of reference for a higher category; also : a specimen or series of specimens on which a taxonomic species or subspecies is actually based
: the morphological, physiological, or ecological characters by which relationship between organisms may be recognized
: a particular kind, class, or group <cell types>; specifically : a group distinguishable on physiological or serological bases <salmonella types>
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