neotype

[ nee-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈni əˌtaɪp /

noun Biology.

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

Nearby words

  1. neoteric,
  2. neoterism,
  3. neoterize,
  4. neothalamus,
  5. neotropical,
  6. neovascularization,
  7. neoytterbium,
  8. neozoic,
  9. nep,
  10. nepad

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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Medicine 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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