conspecific

[ kon-spi-sif-ik ]
/ ˌkɒn spɪˈsɪf ɪk /
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adjective Biology.

belonging to the same species.

noun

an organism belonging to the same species as another.

Nearby words

  1. consonantly,
  2. consonants,
  3. consort,
  4. consortia,
  5. consortium,
  6. conspectus,
  7. consperg.,
  8. conspicuity,
  9. conspicuity tape,
  10. conspicuous

Origin of conspecific

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

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British Dictionary definitions for conspecific

conspecific

/ (ˌkɒnspɪˈsɪfɪk) /

adjective

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

conspecific

adj.

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

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