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holotype

Definition:

the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

holotypes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

type specimen

Etymology:

"holo-" + "type"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Holotype | isotype

a single physical example of an organism, known to have been used when the species was formally described. It's either the single such physical example or one of several such, but explicitly designated as the holotype. Under the ICZN, a holotype is one... (43 of 737 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Holotype

Collins Dictionary:

type specimen [biology] | holotype [synonym]

the original specimen from which a description of a new species is made (13 of 222 words, 1 usage example)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/type-specimen

Merriam-Webster:

holotype | holotypic [adjective, related]

the single specimen designated by an author as the type of a species or lesser taxon at the time of establishing the group | the type of a species or ... (29 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/holotype

Oxford Dictionary:

holotype

Syllabification: (hol·o·type) | [botany, zoology] | a single type specimen upon which the description and name of a new species is based. (20 of 43 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/holotype

holotype [botany, zoology]

a single type specimen upon which the description and name of a new species is based (16 of 39 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/holotype

American Heritage Dictionary:

holotype | type [synonym] | type species | holotypic [adjective, related]

The single specimen or illustration designated as the type for naming a species or subspecies or used as the basis for naming a species or subspecies ... (26 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/holotype

New World Dictionary:

holotype [taxonomy] | holotypic

the single specimen chosen as the type of a new species or subspecies in the original description (17 of 24 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/holotype

Wiktionary:

holotype | holotypes [plural]

The single physical example (or illustration) of an organism, known to be used when the taxon was formally described. (19 of 20 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/holotype

Random House Dictionary:

holotype [biology]

the type specimen used in the original description of a species. (11 of 18 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/holotype

Macmillan British Dictionary:

example [countable] | examples [plural] | for example | make an example of someone

something that you mention in order to show the type of thing that you are talking about and to help to explain what you mean | [singular] a person or ... (29 of 234 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/example

Columbia Encyclopedia:

model and modeling | model | modeling

in painting, the use of light and shade to simulate volume in the representation of solids. In sculpture the terms denote a technique involving the ... (25 of 140 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0833533​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

example [entry 1] | for example

something which is typical of the group of things that it's a member of | a way of helping someone to understand something by showing them how it's ... (27 of 101 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/example 1

example [entry 2]

a person or their behaviour when considered for their suitability to be copied (13 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/example 2

example [entry 3]

(a person who receives) a punishment which is intended to warn others against doing the thing that is being punished (20 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/example 3

Encarta Dictionary:

holotype | holotypes [plural] | holotypic [adjective, derived]

the individual organism used in naming and describing a new species and usually preserved afterward. type specimen (17 of 41 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861676486​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

holotype [taxonomy]

Origin: "holo-" + "type"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/holotype

holo-

Origin: French from Latin from Greek holos, whole from Indo-European base *solo-, whole derives Latin salvus, sound, safe

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/holo-prefix

type | typed [past tense] | typing [present participle]

Origin: ecclesiastical Late Latin typus, a model, symbol from Latin and Greek: Latin, a figure from Greek typos, a figure, archetype, model, ... (21 of 33 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/type

Wiktionary:

holotype | holotypes [plural]

Origin: holo- + -type

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/holotype

holo-

Origin: Ancient Greek ὅλος (holos, "whole").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/holo-

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

holotype [biology]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "holotype"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "holotype"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/holotype

the Free Dictionary:

holotype

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "holotype"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "holotype"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "holotype" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/holotype

Google Dictionary:

holotype | holotypes [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "holotype"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=holotype

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

holotype

Audio: North American pronunciation of "holotype"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=holoty​01 word=holotype

YourDictionary Audio:

holotype

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "holotype"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/holotype

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