Polytypism vs Polytypic - What's the difference?

polytypism | polytypic |


As a noun polytypism

is the existence of multiple types, especially of multiple subspecies.

As an adjective polytypic is

(taxonomy) having several different taxa of the next lower rank, especially having several subspecies.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

polytypism

English

Noun

(-)
  • The existence of multiple types, especially of multiple subspecies
  • (of crystals) The existence of multiple forms differing in only one of the dimensions of the unit cell
  • polytypic

    English

    Adjective

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