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polytypic

(pŏl′ē-tĭp′ĭk) also

polytypical

(-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Having several variant forms, especially subspecies or varieties.

polytypic

(of a taxon) containing two or more immediately subordinate taxa, for example a species with several subspecies. A polytypic species is also called a Rassenkreiss.