neotype

[nee-uh-tahyp]
noun Biology.
a specimen selected to replace a holotype that has been lost or destroyed.

Origin:
1850–55; neo- + -type

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To neotype
Collins
World English Dictionary
neotype (ˈniːəʊˌtaɪp)
 
n
biology a specimen selected to replace a type specimen that has been lost or destroyed

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The points of difference of this parasite and the neotype are slight.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature