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lectotype

[lek-tuh-tahyp] /ˈlɛk təˌtaɪp/
noun, Biology
1.
a specimen designated as the type of a species or subspecies when no holotype was designated by the original author of the name.
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lectotypic [lek-tuh-tip-ik] /ˌlɛk təˈtɪp ɪk/ (Show IPA), adjective
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  • In this case, the specimen is a potential lectotype because it may be the only remaining representative from the original series.

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