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neotype

[nee-uh-tahyp] /ˈni əˌtaɪp/
noun, Biology
1.
a specimen selected to replace a holotype that has been lost or destroyed.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; neo- + -type
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  • The points of difference of this parasite and the neotype are slight.
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neotype

/ˈniːəʊˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
(biology) a specimen selected to replace a type specimen that has been lost or destroyed
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neotype in Medicine

neotype ne·o·type (nē'ə-tīp')
n.
A new specimen selected to replace a holotype that has been lost or destroyed.

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