[ ek-oh-spee-sheez, -seez, ee-koh- ]
/ ˈɛk oʊˌspi ʃiz, -siz, ˈi koʊ- /
a taxon consisting of one or more interbreeding ecotypes: equivalent to a taxonomic species.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ecospeciesec·o·spe·cif·ic [ek-oh-spi-sif-ik] /ˌɛk oʊ spɪˈsɪf ɪk/, adjectiveec·o·spe·cif·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby ecospecies
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British Dictionary definitions for ecospecies
/ (ˈiːkəʊˌspiːʃiːz, -ˌspiːsiːz, ˈɛkəʊ-) /
ecology a species of plant or animal that can be divided into several ecotypes
Derived forms of ecospeciesecospecific (ˌiːkəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk, ˌɛkəʊ-), adjective
Word Origin for ecospecies
C20: from eco (logy) + species
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Scientific definitions for ecospecies
[ ē′kō-spē′shēz, -sēz ]
A species considered in terms of its ecological characteristics and usually including several ecotypes capable of interbreeding.
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