holotype

noun ho·lo·type \ ˈhō-lə-ˌtīp , ˈhä- \

Definition of holotype

1 :the single specimen designated by an author as the type of a species or lesser taxon at the time of establishing the group
2 :the type of a species or lesser taxon designated at a date later than that of establishing a group or by a person other than the author of the taxon

holotypic

play \ˌhō-lə-ˈti-pik, ˌhä-\ adjective

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First Known Use of holotype

1897


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holotype

noun ho·lo·type \ ˈhō-lə-ˌtīp , ˈhäl-ə- \

medical Definition of holotype

1 :the single specimen designated by an author as the type of a species or lesser taxon at the time of establishing the group
2 :the type of a species or lesser taxon designated at a date later than that of establishing a group or by another person than the author of the taxon

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