Meaning of ECOTYPE in English

ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌtīp noun

Etymology: ec- (II) + type

: a subdivision of an ecospecies that comprises individuals which are interfertile with each other and with members of other ecotypes of the same ecospecies but which maintain their individuality as a distinct group through environmental selection and isolation and that is when morphologically distinct comparable with a taxonomic subspecies

• ec·o·typ·ic | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|tipik adjective

• ec·o·typ·i·cal·ly -pə̇k(ə)lē adverb

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