noun Biology.

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.

Related formspar·a·typ·ic [par-uh-tip-ik] /ˌpær əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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