polytypic

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polytypic (comparative more polytypic, superlative most polytypic)

  1. (taxonomy) having several different taxa of the next lower rank, especially having several subspecies
  2. (conservation biology) of a habitat, not dominated by a single species
  3. (material science) of a substance, able to exist in more than one crystal structure, these differing in one dimension
  4. (microbiology) of a cell sample, containing several cell types
  5. (immunology) of an antibody response, involving several antibodies
  6. exhibiting polytypism