Definition of polytypy in English:

polytypy

noun

  • 1The occurrence of several types within a group.

  • 2Biology= "polytypism".

  • 3Crystallography= "polytypism". rare.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Anthropologist. In sense 1 from poly- + type + -y.

Pronunciation

polytypy

/ˈpɒlɪtʌɪpi/