|biology another name for type specimen|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
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.
|holotype (hŏl'ə-tīp', hō'lə-) Pronunciation Key
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.