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[hol-uh-tahyp, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌtaɪp, ˈhoʊ lə-/

noun, Biology.
the type specimen used in the original description of a species.
(biology) another name for type specimen

holotype hol·o·type (hŏl’ə-tīp’, hō’lə-)
The specimen used as the basis of the original published description of a taxonomic group and later designated as the type specimen.
(hŏl’ə-tīp’, hō’lə-)
The single specimen or illustration designated as the type for naming a species or subspecies or used as the basis for naming a species or subspecies when no type has been selected. Also called type species.


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