ecotype

[ek-uh-tahyp, ee-kuh-]
noun Ecology.
a subspecies or race that is especially adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions.

Origin:
1920–25; eco- + type

ecotypic [ek-uh-tip-ik, ee-kuh-] , adjective
ecotypically, adverb
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ecotype (ˈiːkəˌtaɪp, ˈɛkə-)
 
n
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
 
ecotypic
 
adj
 
eco'typically
 
adv

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ecotype   (ē'kə-tīp')  Pronunciation Key 
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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The species, not any one individual ecotype or cultivar, was evaluated using the same quality criteria listed above.
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