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

Other Words from ecotype

ecotypic \ ˌē-​kə-​ˈti-​pik How to pronounce ecotype (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, 17 Jan. 2020 The whale is a male and a member of the transient orca ecotype. The Seattle Times, oregonlive, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 17 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of ecotype

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Ecotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecotype. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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