lectotype

[ lek-tuh-tahyp ]
/ ˈlɛk təˌtaɪp /

noun Biology.

a specimen designated as the type of a species or subspecies when no holotype was designated by the original author of the name.

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lec·to·typ·ic [lek-tuh-tip-ik] /ˌlɛk təˈtɪp ɪk/, adjective
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