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cotype

[koh-tahyp]
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noun
  1. a syntype.
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Origin of cotype

First recorded in 1890–95; co- + type
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Examples from the Web for cotype

Historical Examples

  • I incline to the view that a specimen so designated would at most be only a lectotype, unless it were a cotype.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • Paratype: is every specimen of the series from which the type was selected see type and cotype.

  • The type specimen is deposited in the writer's herbarium, and a cotype may be seen in the State Herbarium.

    Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6

    Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington

  • The type specimen is deposited in the writer's herbarium, and a cotype may be found in the State Herbarium.

    Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6

    Bruce Fink and Leafy J. Corrington


British Dictionary definitions for cotype

cotype

noun
  1. biology an additional type specimen from the same brood as the original type specimen
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