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polytypic   (pŏl'ē-tĭp'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
Having several variant forms, especially containing more than one taxonomic category of the next lower rank. A polytypic genus contains two or more different species, while a polytypic species consists of two or more subspecies. Compare monotypic.
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