Definition of Holotype

1. Noun. The original specimen from which the description of a new species is made.

Exact synonyms: Type Specimen
Generic synonyms: Example, Model



Definition of Holotype

1. Noun. The single physical example (or illustration) of an organism, known to be used when the taxon was formally described. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Holotype

1. an animal or plant specimen [n -S]

Medical Definition of Holotype

1. A single specimen designated or indicated the type specimen by the original author at the time of publication of the original description. (09 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holotype

holosystolic
holosystolic murmur
holotelencephaly
holothure
holothures
holothurian
holothurians
holothurin
holothurins
holothurioidea
holotoxin
holotoxins
holotricha
holotrichous
holotropic
holotype (current term)
holotypes
holotypic
holours
holozoic
holp
holpen
hols
holsom
holsteins
holster
holstered
holstering
holsters

Literary usage of Holotype

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"holotype [HT]. The only specimen possessed by the nomenclátor at the time; ... Л specimen of the original series, when there is no holotype. Paratype [PT]. ..."

2. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1914)
"holotype, USNM No. No. 37969, obverse. 28. ... holotype, Univ. of Chicago No. 9235, obverse. 39. ... glabra n. sp., holotype, USNM No. 37981, obverse. ..."

3. Bulletin of the Scientific Laboratories of Denison University by Denison University, Denison Scientific Association (1915)
"The holotype, an incomplete left valve. Hale formation, Station 136. Fig. ... Cardinal and lateral views of the holotype, an internal cast of a left valve. ..."

4. Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae by James Michael Harris, Timothy D. White (1979)
"41) (= Met. andrewsi) and made the paratype into the holotype of the new ... 260 holotype: Right upper third molar (C801) from Cornelia, South Africa. ..."

5. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1919)
"holotype (Spicules) Schrammen founded this species upon a single specimen from the ... He figured only the skeletal elements of the holotype (1910, p. ..."

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