holotype
noun Date: 1897 1. the single specimen designated by an author as the type of a species or lesser taxon at the time of establishing the group 2. the type of a species or lesser taxon designated at a date later than that of establishing a group or by a person other than the author of the taxon • holotypic adjective

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  • holotype — ● holotype nom masculin Individu à partir duquel une espèce végétale ou animale a été décrite pour la première fois et qui sert de référence. (On dit aussi type.) holotype [ɔlɔtip] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; de holo , et type. ❖ ♦ Didact. (sc.).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • holotype — [häl′ō tīp΄, hō′lətīp΄] n. [ HOLO + TYPE] Taxonomy the single specimen chosen as the type of a new species or subspecies in the original description holotypic [häl′ōtip′ik, hō′lətip′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Holotype — A holotype is one of several possible biological types. A type is what fixes a name to a taxon. A holotype is a single physical example (or illustration) of an organism, known to be used when the species (or lower ranked taxon) was formally… …   Wikipedia

  • Holotype — Type (biologie) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Type (homonymie). En sciences de la vie, un type est un élément de référence attaché à un nom scientifique[1] (et non pas à un taxon), à partir duquel une espèce vivante (ou ayant vécu), a été… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • holotype — the single specimen designated or indicated as “the type specimen of a nominal species group taxon (species or subspecies) by the author at the time of the original publication (or the single specimen when no type was specified but only one… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • holotype — n. [Gr. holos, whole; typos, type] The single specimen designated or indicated as the type specimen by the original author at the time of original publication of a species …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • holotype — holotypic /hol euh tip ik, hoh leuh /, adj. /hol euh tuyp , hoh leuh /, n. Biol. the type specimen used in the original description of a species. [1895 1900; HOLO + TYPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • holotype — noun The single physical example (or illustration) of an organism, known to be used when the taxon was formally described …   Wiktionary

  • holotype — The single specimen used as the basis of the original published description of a species and later designated as the type specimen [AHD] …   Crustacea glossary

  • holotype — ho·lo·type hō lə .tīp, häl ə n 1) the single specimen designated by an author as the type of a species or lesser taxon at the time of establishing the group 2) the type of a species or lesser taxon designated at a date later than that of… …   Medical dictionary

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