lectotype

[ lek-tuh-tahyp ]
/ ˈlɛk təˌtaɪp /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. lectio difficilior,
  2. lection,
  3. lectionary,
  4. lector,
  5. lectorate,
  6. lecture,
  7. lecturer,
  8. lectureship,
  9. lecuona,
  10. lecuona, ernesto

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

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