holotype

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hol·o·type

 (hŏl′ə-tīp′, hō′lə-)
n.
The single specimen or other element used or designated as the type specimen of a species or subspecies in the original published description of the taxon.

hol′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.

holotype

(ˈhɒləˌtaɪp)
n
(Biology) biology another name for type specimen
holotypic adj

hol•o•type

(ˈhɒl əˌtaɪp, ˈhoʊ lə-)

n.
the single specimen used as the basis for the original description of a species.
hol`o•typ′ic (-ˈtɪp ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.holotype - the original specimen from which the description of a new species is madeholotype - the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"