paratype


paratype
n. [Gr. para, beside; typos, shape]
A specimen collected at the same time as the holotype and was so designated or indicated by the original author.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • paratype — para·type …   English syllables

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  • paratype — ˈparə+ˌ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary para (I) + type 1. : a specimen of a type series other than the holotype usually used in zootaxy; compare isotype 1b(1) 2 …   Useful english dictionary


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