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type specimen

n.
The specimen that was originally used to name a species or subspecies or that was later designated as the basis for that name. A type specimen might be a dried plant, a preserved animal, or a fossil and is usually kept in a museum or herbarium. There are several kinds of type specimens, such as holotypes and lectotypes.

type specimen

n
(Biology) biology the original specimen from which a description of a new species is made. Also called: holotype

type′ spec`imen


n.
an individual organism from which the description of a species has been prepared.
[1890–95]
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