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conspecific

[kon-spi-sif-ik]
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adjective Biology.
  1. belonging to the same species.
noun
  1. an organism belonging to the same species as another.

Origin of conspecific

1855–60; conspeci(es) (see con-, species) + -fic
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conspecific

adjective
  1. (of animals or plants) belonging to the same species
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Word Origin and History for conspecific

adj.

1859, from conspecies (1837), from con- "with" + specific, here representing species (n.). From 1962 as a noun.

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