Definitions

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

  • adjective Having several variant forms, especially subspecies or varieties.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as polytypical.

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

  • adjective taxonomy having several different taxa of the next lower rank, especially having several subspecies
  • adjective exhibiting polytypism

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[poly– + typ(e) + –ic.]

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