- belonging to the same species.
- an organism belonging to the same species as another.
Origin of conspecific
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Examples from the Web for conspecific
On the other hand, no one pretends that he is conspecific with any lower animal.Facts and fancies in modern science
John William Dawson
Howell considered the two kinds to be conspecific with one another as well as with the eastern S. varius.Speciation of the Wandering Shrew
James S. Findley
Lanius garrulus and Lanius garrulus variety B carolinensis were described as conspecific.Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds
M. Dale Arvey
Shannon (1956:41) discussed the debated issue whether or not the lygosome skinks of the New and Old worlds are conspecific.Some Reptiles and Amphibians from Korea
Robert G Webb
This demonstrated sympatry indicates that the two kinds are not conspecific.
- (of animals or plants) belonging to the same species
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Word Origin and History for conspecific
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