[ek-uh-tahyp, ee-kuh-] /ˈɛk əˌtaɪp, ˈi kə-/

noun, Ecology.
a subspecies or race that is especially adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions.
/ˈiːkəˌtaɪp; ˈɛkə-/
(ecology) a group of organisms within a species that is adapted to particular environmental conditions and therefore exhibits behavioural, structural, or physiological differences from other members of the species
A subdivision of an ecospecies, comparable to a subspecies or geographic race and consisting of an isolated population selectively adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions.


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