physiologic race

noun

variants or less commonly physiologic form
: a biotype or group of biotypes within a taxonomic group distinguished by some physiological peculiarity (as host preference, chemical dependence, or pathogenicity)
used especially of economically important fungi, insects, or bacteria

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“Physiologic race.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physiologic%20race. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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