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Meaning of "holotype" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOLOTYPE

holotype  [ˈhɒləˌtaɪp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOLOTYPE

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Holotype is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HOLOTYPE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

holotype

Holotype

A holotype is a single physical example of an organism, known to have been used when the species was formally described. It is either the single such physical example or one of several such, but explicitly designated as the holotype. Under the ICZN, a holotype is one of several kinds of name-bearing types. An isotype is a duplicate of the holotype. For example, the holotype for the butterfly Lycaeides idas longinus is a preserved specimen of that species, held by the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. A holotype is not necessarily 'typical' of that taxon, although ideally it should be. Sometimes just a fragment of an organism is the holotype, for example in the case of a fossil. The holotype of Pelorosaurus humerocristatus, a large herbivore dinosaur from the early Jurassic period, is a fossil leg bone stored at the Natural History Museum in London. Even if a better specimen is subsequently found, the holotype is not superseded. In the absence of a holotype, another type may be selected, out of a range of different kinds of type, depending on the case, a lectotype or a neotype.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOLOTYPE


allotype
ˈæləˌtaɪp
autotype
ˈɔːtəˌtaɪp
biotype
ˈbaɪəˌtaɪp
cerotype
ˈsɪərəˌtaɪp
chromatype
ˈkrəʊməˌtaɪp
chromotype
ˈkrəʊməˌtaɪp
countertype
ˈkaʊntəˌtaɪp
cyanotype
saɪˈænəˌtaɪp
ecotype
ˈiːkəˌtaɪp
isotype
ˈaɪsəˌtaɪp
karyotype
ˈkærɪəˌtaɪp
lectotype
ˈlɛktəˌtaɪp
monotype
ˈmɒnəˌtaɪp
phonotype
ˈfəʊnəˌtaɪp
prototype
ˈprəʊtəˌtaɪp
somatotype
ˈsəʊmətəˌtaɪp
Stenotype
ˈstɛnəˌtaɪp
stereotype
ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪp
talbotype
ˈtɔːlbəˌtaɪp
topotype
ˈtɒpəˌtaɪp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOLOTYPE

holohedrism
holohedron
holometabolic
holometabolism
holometabolous
holomorphic
holon
holonic
holophotal
holophote
holophrase
holophrastic
holophyte
holophytic
holoplankton
holoptic
holosteric
holothurian
holotypic
holozoic

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOLOTYPE

ambrotype
calotype
collotype
cotype
daguerreotype
electrotype
ferrotype
genotype
haplotype
heliotype
Linotype
logotype
neotype
palaeotype
phenotype
photoelectrotype
phototype
platinotype
serotype
stannotype
type

Synonyms and antonyms of holotype in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «holotype» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOLOTYPE

Find out the translation of holotype to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of holotype from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «holotype» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

模式标本
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

holotipo
570 millions of speakers

English

holotype
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

होलोटाइप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المزرعة النمطية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

голотипом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

holótipo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

holotype
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

holotype
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Holotype
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Holotypus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

正基準標本
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

holotype
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Holotype
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mẫu chuẩn đầu tiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிறைவகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

होलोटाइप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Holotip
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

holotype
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

holotyp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Голотип
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

holotype
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ολότυπος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

holotype
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

holotype
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

holotype
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of holotype

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLOTYPE»

The term «holotype» is quite widely used and occupies the 54.941 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOLOTYPE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about holotype

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOLOTYPE»

Discover the use of holotype in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to holotype and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America
Upper Amazon basin. Loreto District of Peru, in some tributary of the Maranon not far from Iquitos (precise locality unknown). Holotype: MHNG 2172.30. Maximum length: 1 .69 cm SL Distribution: South America: Amazon River basin. Countries:  ...
‎2003
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Code International de Nomenclature Zoologique
(b) Lorsqu'on constate qu'un énoncé d'une localité-type est erroné il devrait être rectifié. Article 73. Types porte-nom fixés dans la publication originale (holotypes et syntypes). — (a) Holotypes. — Un holotype est le spécimen unique sur lequel  ...
W. D. L. Ride, 1985
3
Lepidopterorum Catalogus
Holotype. [USSR]: [SE Siberia], Amurland, Wladiwostock, male. boursini Ogata Sineugraphe disgnosta form, 1956:21, fig. 6. Holotype. [Japan]: Nagano Pref., Sugedaira, male. carvalhoi Pinker Sineugraphe, 1983:13, fig. 1 adult, fig. 2 male  ...
Poole, 1989
4
Holotype & Would-be Holotypes of Hyracodon Nebraskensis ...
Another skull, apparently neither mentioned nor illustrated by Leidy, was cited as the holotype as late as 1976 by Gillette and Colbert. Leidy's descriptions and illustrations of the specimens available to him in 1853, supplemented by archival  ...
5
Sea Shells of Tropical West America: Marine Mollusks from ...
BM, holotype 1580. 1540. LACM, holotype, no. 1,255 1581. 1541. CAS, holotype, no. 13,222 1542. Left, CAS, Sal si Puedes Island Gulf of 1582. California; right, BM, syntypes 1543. Bratcher collection, Guaymas, Sonora 1583. 1544. SDSNH ...
Angeline Myra Keen, 1971
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A Study of Fossil Vertebrate Types in the Academy of Natural ...
HOLOTYPE, tooth fragment 7840 Ctenoptychius digitatus Leidy, 1857b (Pisces). HOLOTYPE, tooth 7841 Palaeobatis insignis Leidy, 1857b (Pisces). HOLOTYPE, tooth fragment 7842 Chomatodus obscurus Leidy, 1857b (Pisces). HOLOTYPE ...
Earle E. Spamer, Edward Daeschler, L. Gay Vostreys-Shapiro, 1995
7
Staghorn Corals of the World: A Revision of the Coral Genus ...
Species Status Madnporo a&omorpha Brook, l893 Singapore MNB holotype unresolved; new name foi specimen in Berlin previousty labelled AC mats Madnporo anthocercu Brook, l893 Palm l.. GBR NHM !ec iol\|te l892.6.8.235 valid species; ...
Carden C. Wallace, 1999
8
Evolution of the Insects
A holotype is a unique, name-bearing type specimen designated by the original author. The holotype is the single individual of a species that serves as the voucher for a given species name. All taxa conspecific with the holotype must use the ...
David Grimaldi, Michael S. Engel, 2005
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Proceedings of The Academy of Natural Sciences Special ...
4. holotype. 65512 (100 mm TL); Cameroons. 30 km E of Kribi: Baron von Blixen — G. Vanderbilt African Expedition; 1934. paratypes. 65513-65522 (10. 48-94 mm TL); same data as holotype. Petrocephalus guttatus Fowler 1936c: 246. fig.
10
Dragonfly Genera of the New World: An Illustrated and ...
Museum Wien, Vienna 653 caudal appendages, dorso-lateral view - Idiogom- phoides demoulini Holotype ?, Brazil, Santa Catarina, Neu-Bremen, , Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna [RWG] 654a posterior hamule, lateral view ...
Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder, Jerry A. Louton, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOLOTYPE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term holotype is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scientists Identify Earliest Jesus Lizard
Holotype (UWBM 89090) specimen for Babibasiliscus alxi nov. taxon. “Photographs in (A) right lateral, (B) dorsal, and (C) ventral views. «Pioneer News, Jul 15»
2
A New Oviraptorid Dinosaur (Dinosauria: Oviraptorosauria) from the …
The holotype of Huanansaurus ganzhouensis (HGM41HIII-0443) gen. et sp. nov Figure 2: The holotype of Huanansaurus ganzhouensis ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
3
Spike-back worm Hallucigenia's head found after 38 years
ABOVE: "NMNH 83935 (holotype): in contrast to body tissue, decay fluids lack a sharp margin and are non-reflective." The next image is a ... «SlashGear, Jun 15»
4
Seven toxic mini-frog species discovered in mountain cloud forests
fig-1-2x. ABOVE: Figure 1: Holotype of Brachycephalus mariaeterezae (MHNCI 9811). (A) dorsal view of the body, (B) ventral view of the body, ... «SlashGear, Jun 15»
5
Hellboy, the newly-named dinosaur “out of left field”
Above and below you'll see Photographs and Interpretive Line Drawings of the Holotype of Regaliceratops peterhewsi gen. et sp. nov. «SlashGear, Jun 15»
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New species of wasps, named dementors, turn prey into zombies
Ampulex dementor n. sp., female, holotype, in oblique lateral view. Pin digitally removed from image. (Photo: B. Schurian, MfN.) WABC. Friday ... «WABC-TV, May 15»
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Public Release: 13-May-2015 A bucketful of new Eugenia plant …
IMAGE: This image shows the holotype herbarium specimen of Eugenia delicatissima, one of the newly described species. view more. «EurekAlert, May 15»
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A bucketful of new Eugenia plant species from Madagascar
This image shows the holotype herbarium specimen of Eugenia delicatissima, one of the newly described species. Credit: Dr. Neil Snow. «Phys.Org, May 15»
9
Peking Man tooth reveals details of ancient humans
In 1941, the whole collection, including the holotype, disappeared just before it was due to be shipped to the United States for safekeeping. «Xinhua, May 15»
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Yi qi Is Neat But Might Not Have Been the Black Screaming Dino …
Cropped image of the Yi qi holotype. The short-faced skull and large hands (with notably long third fingers) are obvious. Also in there are the ... «Scientific American, May 15»

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