polytypic

adjective poly·typ·ic \ ˌpä-lē-ˈti-pik \

Definition of polytypic

: represented by several or many types or subdivisions
  • a polytypic species of organism

First Known Use of polytypic

1858

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polytypic

adjective poly·typ·ic \ ˌpäl-i-ˈtip-ik \
variants: also polytypical play \-ˈtip-i-kəl\

medical Definition of polytypic

: represented by several or many types or subdivisions
  • a polytypic species of organisms

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