holotype

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noun ho·lo·type \ˈhō-lə-ˌtīp, ˈhä-\

Definition of holotype

  1. 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. 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

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

Medical Definition of holotype

  1. 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. 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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