[ ek-uh-tahyp, ee-kuh- ]
/ ˈɛk əˌtaɪp, ˈi kə- /
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a subspecies or race that is especially adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ecotypeec·o·typ·ic [ek-uh-tip-ik, ee-kuh-], /ˌɛk əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌi kə-/, adjectiveec·o·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ecotype
/ (ˈiːkəˌtaɪp, ˈɛkə-) /
ecology a group of organisms within a species that is adapted to particular environmental conditions and therefore exhibits behavioural, structural, or physiological differences from other members of the species
Derived forms of ecotypeecotypic (ˌiːkəˈtɪpɪk, ˌɛkə-), adjectiveecotypically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for ecotype
[ ē′kə-tīp′ ]
A subdivision of an ecospecies, comparable to a subspecies or geographic race and consisting of an isolated population selectively adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions.
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