topotype

noun topo·type \ˈtäpəˌtīp, ˈtōp-\

Definition of topotype

  1. :  a specimen of a species collected at the locality at which the original type was obtained

topotypic

adjective

topotypical

\-pə̇kəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of topotype

top- + type


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