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Noun Concept
Categories: Botanical nomenclature, long volume value, Zoological nomenclature, Taxonomy (biology), archived copy as title
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type
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(biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon WordNet 3.0
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(biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
In biology, a type is a particular specimen of an organism to which the scientific name of that organism is formally attached. Wikipedia
Anchoring point in taxonomy Wikidata
Something, often a specimen, selected as an objective anchor to connect a scientific name to a taxon; this need not be representative or typical. Wiktionary