formenkreis

noun
for·​men·​kreis | \ˈfȯrmənˌkrīs\
plural formenkreise\-​īzə \ or formenkreises\-​īsə̇z \

Definition of formenkreis 

: a polytypic species (as of birds)

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History and Etymology for formenkreis

German, literally, cycle of forms, from formen, plural of form (from Middle High German forme, from Latin forma) + kreis circle, cycle

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