primary type

noun Biology.

a specimen used in the original description or illustration of a species.

Nearby words

  1. primary succession,
  2. primary syphilis,
  3. primary tissue,
  4. primary tooth,
  5. primary tuberculosis,
  6. primary union,
  7. primary verb,
  8. primary wall,
  9. primary wave,
  10. primary xylem Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019