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Variant

variant
Something which differs in form from another thing, though really the same; as, a variant from a type in natural history; a variant of a story or a word.
Origin: Cf. F. Variante.
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; a new strain of microorganisms.


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