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paratype

[par-uh-tahyp]
noun Biology.
  1. a specimen other than a type specimen that is used for the original description of a taxonomic group and specifically stated to be the one on which the original description of the taxon was based.
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Related formspar·a·typ·ic [par-uh-tip-ik] /ˌpær əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjective
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