type species

noun

Definition of type species

  1. :  the species of a genus with which the generic name is permanently associated

First Known Use of type species

1840


Medical Dictionary

type species

noun

Medical Definition of type species

  1. :  the species of a genus with which the generic name is permanently associated


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