American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of two or more specimens cited by the author of a name of a species or subspecies when no single specimen was selected as the holotype.
- n. One of two or more specimens simultaneously selected as types by the original author of a name of a species or subspecies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the nomenclature of types in natural history, any specimen of the original series (from which a species has been described and named) when there is no holotype: same as cotype.
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