data deficient

[ dey-tuhdi-fish-uhnt, dat-uh, dah-tuh ]

adjectiveBiology, Ecology.
  1. (of a plant or animal species) lacking a properly assessed conservation status due to insufficient information on population and distribution, as categorized by the IUCN Red List: We are tracking the populations of data deficient fishes and mollusks.Abbreviation: DD

Origin of data deficient

First recorded in 1995–2000

Words Nearby data deficient Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023