type specimen
noun Date: 1852 a specimen or individual designated as type of a species or lesser group and serving as the final criterion of the characteristics of that group

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  • type specimen — noun the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made • Syn: ↑holotype • Hypernyms: ↑model, ↑example …   Useful english dictionary

  • type specimen — Biol. an individual organism from which the description of a species has been prepared. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

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