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hypodigm

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined in 1940 by George Gaylord Simpson, Types in Modern Taxonomy, published in American Journal of Science #238, p. 418.

NounEdit

hypodigm (plural hypodigms)

  1. (taxonomy, anthropology) A sample from which the characters of a population are to be inferred.

ReferencesEdit

  • hypodigm, Illustrated Dictionary of Entomology, by Paras Nath, Parasnath (New India Publishing, 2007) ISBN 8189422561.
  • (etymology) hypodigm, Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, by Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, Society for the Bibliography of Natural History (Great Britain), 1971, page 234.