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[spee-sheez-spi-sif-ik, spee-seez-] /ˈspi ʃiz spɪˈsɪf ɪk, ˈspi siz-/
adjective, Ecology.
associated with or limited to one species only. Unabridged
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  • It is, in any event, possible to treat breeding schedules as species-specific characters, for any one geographic area.

    The Breeding Birds of Kansas Richard F. Johnston
species-specific in Medicine

species-specific adj.

  1. Limited to or found only in one species.

  2. Of or being a serum that acts only upon a member of the same species as that from which the original antigen was obtained.

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