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paratype

[ par-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈpær əˌtaɪp /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM paratype

par·a·typ·ic [par-uh-tip-ik], /ˌpær əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjective
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