HyperDic: type_species

English > 1 sense of the expression type species:
NOUNgrouptype species(biology) the species that best exemplifies the essential characteristics / characteristics of the genus to which it belongs
English > type species: 1 sense > noun 1, group
Meaning(biology) the species that best exemplifies the essential characteristics / characteristics of the genus to which it belongs.
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Broaderspecies(biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

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