candidate species


any plant or animal species that is a candidate for designation as an endangered species or threatened species.

Nearby words

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  3. candida,
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  5. candidate,
  6. candide,
  7. candidemia,
  8. candidiasis,
  9. candidly,
  10. candied Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for candidate species

candidate species

[ kăndĭ-dāt′ ]

A plant or animal species that is classified by a government agency as a candidate for possible listing as an endangered or threatened species.
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