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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A biological specimen or other element that is selected as the type specimen when the holotype, lectotype, and any syntypes or paratypes have been lost or destroyed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A specimen identified with some described and. named species, selected as a standard of reference where the original type is lost or damaged beyond recognition, or is not available.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology, mineralogy A new specimen used to replace a lost holotype

Etymologies

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neo- +‎ type

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