paratype (plural paratypes) - noun
From Ancient Greek παρά (pará, “beside”, “next to”, “near”, from”)⁽¹⁾
and -type (“having the qualities or features of a particular person, thing, or group”)⁽²⁾ as in 'kintype' or 'kithtype'

1. (taxonomy) A specimen that is not the holotype but is considered the same taxon by the author of the
2. (alterhuman community slang)

Likely the most enigmatic term I'll ever have coined, to describe an equally enigmatic phenomenon.



1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/para-
2. https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/type_3
3. https://aestherians.tumblr.com/post/190929635719/
4. https://www.beyondhumanity.net/alterhuman-dictionary/dictionary-n

Last updated: June 2021

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