paratype

noun
para·​type | \ ˈparə+ˌ- \

Definition of paratype

1 : a specimen of a type series other than the holotype usually used in zootaxy — compare isotype
2 : the environmental component of a phenotype — compare genotype sense 2

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International Scientific Vocabulary para- entry 1 + type

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“Paratype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paratype. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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