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prototype

 [pro´to-tīp]
the original type or form that is typical of later individuals or species.

pro·to·type

(prō'tō-tīp),
The primitive form; the first form to which subsequent individuals of the class or species conform.
[proto- + G. typos, type]

prototype

[prō′tətīp]
Etymology: Gk, protos, first, typos, mark
the primary or original form of an object or organism.

pro·to·type

(prō'tō-tīp)
The primitive form; the first form to which subsequent individuals of the class or species conform.
[proto- + G. typos, type]

prototype

the original type or form that is typical of later individuals or species.
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