lectotype


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lectotype

(lĕk′tə-tīp′)
n.
A biological specimen or other element that is selected as the type specimen when a holotype was not originally designated.

lec′to·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.

lectotype

one of a series of SYNTYPES used by the taxonomist when a organism was named, and which was subsequently designated the TYPE.