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- noun biology A proposed
archetypeof the form of all animals, based not on a shared body plan but on conserved molecular homologies.
- noun An animal
totem; an animal (or animal figure) that is taken as symbolic of a deeper abstraction.
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From zoo- + type. In the biological sense, by analogy with phylotype.
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