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Related to neotype: lectotype
A biological specimen or other element that is selected as the type specimen when the holotype, lectotype, and any syntypes or paratypes have been lost or destroyed.
ne′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.
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(Biology) biology a specimen selected to replace a type specimen that has been lost or destroyed
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a specimen selected to replace a holotype that has been lost or destroyed.
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