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heterotypic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or involving a different type or types.
    • 2014, Karestan C. Koenen, Ezra Susser (editors), A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders, page 201,
      Heterotypic continuity refers to the presence of one disorder at an early point in time predicting the presence of a different disorder later in life.
  2. (genetics) Relating to the first nuclear division in meiosis.
  3. (botany) literally "with a different type". In botanical nomenclature a heterotypic synonym (or taxonomic synonym) is a synonym that comes into being when a taxon is reduced in status ("reduced to synonymy") and becomes part of a different taxon. The zoological equivalent is "subjective synonym".
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