polytypic

adjective

poly·​typ·​ic ˌpä-lē-ˈti-pik How to pronounce polytypic (audio)
: represented by several or many types or subdivisions
a polytypic species of organism

Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polytypic was in 1858

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“Polytypic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polytypic. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

polytypic

adjective
poly·​typ·​ic ˌpäl-i-ˈtip-ik How to pronounce polytypic (audio)
variants also polytypical
: represented by several or many types or subdivisions
a polytypic species of organisms
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