polytypic
adjective Date: 1888 represented by several or many types or subdivisions <
a polytypic species of organism
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  • polytypic — [päl΄i tip′ik] adj. [ POLY + TYP(E) + IC] 1. Biol. having or involving several different types, forms, or variations 2. of or pertaining to a taxonomic category having two or more immediate subdivisions …   English World dictionary

  • Polytypic — In zoology, polytypic refers to a taxonomic group with more than one subgroup at the next lower taxonomic level. ee also*Linnaean taxonomy *monotypic *race for a more detailed definition of polytypic in the context of a species, and its relevance …   Wikipedia

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  • polytypic — poly·typ·ic .päl i tip ik also poly·typ·i·cal tip i kəl adj represented by several or many types or subdivisions <a polytypic species of organisms> …   Medical dictionary

  • polytypic — adj. [Gr. polys, many; typos, type] A taxon containing subordinate units …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polytypic — /pol ee tip ik/, adj. having or involving many or several types. Also, polytypical. [1885 90; POLY + TYPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • polytypic — adjective a) having several different taxa of the next lower rank, especially having several subspecies b) exhibiting polytypism …   Wiktionary

  • polytypic — poly·typ·ic …   English syllables

  • polytypic — pol•y•typ•ic [[t]ˌpɒl iˈtɪp ɪk[/t]] also pol y•typ′i•cal adj. having or involving many or several types • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • polytypic — /pɒliˈtɪpɪk/ (say polee tipik) adjective having or involving many or several types. Also, polytypical …   Australian English dictionary

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