lectotype
noun Etymology: Greek lektos chosen (from legein to gather, choose) + English type — more at legend Date: circa 1905 a specimen chosen as the type of a species or subspecies if the author of the name fails to designate a type

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  • lectotype — one of several syntypes (q.v.) designated after the publication of a species group name, as the type specimen of the taxon bearing that name. Designated only where there was no original holotype …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • lectotype — n. [Gr. lektos, choose; typos, type] A specimen selected from a syntypic series that, subsequent to the publication of the original description, is selected and designated through publication to serve as the type …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lectotype — lec·to·type (lĕkʹtə tīp ) n. The specimen or illustration selected as the type of a species or subspecies when the original author of the name did not designate a type.   [From Greek lektos, chosen (from legein, to choose. See leg + type.]   lec… …   Universalium

  • lectotype — noun A biological specimen or illustration later selected to serve as definitive type example of a species or subspecies when the original author of the name did not designate a holotype …   Wiktionary

  • lectotype — lec·to·type (lekґto tīp) in bacteriology, a culture taken from the original material to serve as a type culture when the original investigator did not designate a type …   Medical dictionary

  • lectotype —   (lecto.)   Herbarium specimen chosen from the original material to replace a missing holotype or isotype.   See also holotype, isolectotype, isotype, neotype, paratype …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • lectotype — lec·to·type …   English syllables

  • lectotype — /ˈlɛktoʊtaɪp/ (say lektohtuyp) noun Biology one of several syntypes selected as the type specimen for a species or subspecies in the absence of a holotype designated by the author. {Greek lektos chosen + type (def. 4b) …   Australian English dictionary

  • lectotype — ˈlektəˌtīp noun Etymology: Greek lektos picked, chosen (from legein to gather, choose) + English type : a specimen chosen as type of a species or subspecies if the author of the classification fails to designate a type …   Useful english dictionary

  • hololectotype — lectotype (one of several syntypes (q.v.) designated after the publication of a species group name, as the type specimen of the taxon bearing that name. Designated only where there was no original holotype) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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