neotype

[ nee-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈni əˌtaɪp /

noun Biology.

a specimen selected to replace a holotype that has been lost or destroyed.

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Origin of neotype

First recorded in 1850–55; neo- + -type
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British Dictionary definitions for neotype

neotype
/ (ˈniːəʊˌtaɪp) /

noun

biology a specimen selected to replace a type specimen that has been lost or destroyed
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Medical definitions for neotype

neotype
[ nēə-tīp′ ]

n.

A new specimen selected to replace a holotype that has been lost or destroyed.
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