ecotype

noun
eco·​type | \ ˈē-kə-ˌtīp How to pronounce ecotype (audio) , ˈe- \

Definition of ecotype

: a population of a species that survives as a distinct group through environmental selection and isolation and that is comparable with a taxonomic subspecies

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Other Words from ecotype

ecotypic \ ˌē-​kə-​ˈti-​pik How to pronounce ecotypic (audio) , ˌe-​kə-​ \ adjective

Examples of ecotype in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sagebrush steppes are a wide-reaching ecotype throughout the Intermountain West, stretching between the Cascades and the Rockies. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 The whale is a male and a member of the transient orca ecotype. The Seattle Times, oregonlive, "Rare white orca spotted in Puget Sound waters," 20 Apr. 2020 Sagebrush steppes are a wide-reaching ecotype throughout the Intermountain West, stretching between the Cascades and the Rockies. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 Sagebrush steppes are a wide-reaching ecotype throughout the Intermountain West, stretching between the Cascades and the Rockies. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 Sagebrush steppes are a wide-reaching ecotype throughout the Intermountain West, stretching between the Cascades and the Rockies. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 Sagebrush steppes are a wide-reaching ecotype throughout the Intermountain West, stretching between the Cascades and the Rockies. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 Sagebrush steppes are a wide-reaching ecotype throughout the Intermountain West, stretching between the Cascades and the Rockies. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020 Sagebrush steppes are a wide-reaching ecotype throughout the Intermountain West, stretching between the Cascades and the Rockies. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Relieve Stress with Visits to These Fragrant Places, from Lavender Farms to Redwood Groves," 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of ecotype

1916, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2020

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“Ecotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecotype. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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