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cenospecies

[see-nuh-spee-sheez, -seez, sen-uh-] /ˈsi nəˌspi ʃiz, -siz, ˈsɛn ə-/
noun, plural cenospecies. Genetics.
1.
a group of different species the individuals of which produce partially fertile hybrids when crossbred.
Origin of cenospecies
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; ceno-2 + species
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cenospecies

/ˈsiːnəˌspiːʃiːz/
noun (pl) -species
1.
a species related to another by the ability to interbreed: dogs and wolves are cenospecies
Word Origin
C20: from Greek koinos common + species
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