topotype

[ top-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈtɒp əˌtaɪp /

noun Biology.

a specimen from the locality at which the type was first collected.

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Origin of topotype

First recorded in 1890–95; topo- + -type

OTHER WORDS FROM topotype

top·o·typ·ic [top-uh-tip-ik], /ˌtɒp əˈtɪp ɪk/, top·o·typ·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for topotype

topotype
/ (ˈtɒpəˌtaɪp) /

noun

a specimen plant or animal taken from an area regarded as the typical habitat
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