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ecotype

[ek-uh-tahyp, ee-kuh-] /ˈɛk əˌtaɪp, ˈi kə-/
noun, Ecology
1.
a subspecies or race that is especially adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; eco- + type
Related forms
ecotypic
[ek-uh-tip-ik, ee-kuh-] /ˌɛk əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌi kə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
ecotypically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ecotypic

ecotype

/ˈiːkəˌtaɪp; ˈɛkə-/
noun
1.
(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
Derived Forms
ecotypic (ˌiːkəˈtɪpɪk; ˌɛkə-) adjective
ecotypically, adverb
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ecotypic in Science
ecotype
  (ē'kə-tīp')   
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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