polytypic

adjective
poly·​typ·​ic | \ ˌpä-lē-ˈti-pik How to pronounce polytypic (audio) \

Definition of polytypic

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

First Known Use of polytypic

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Polytypic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polytypic. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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polytypic

adjective
poly·​typ·​ic | \ ˌpäl-i-ˈtip-ik How to pronounce polytypic (audio) \
variants: also polytypical \ -​ˈtip-​i-​kəl How to pronounce polytypical (audio) \

Medical Definition of polytypic

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

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