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interspecies

[in-ter-spee-sheez, -seez]
adjective
  1. existing or occurring between species.
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Also in·ter·spe·cif·ic [in-ter-spi-sif-ik] /ˌɪn tər spɪˈsɪf ɪk/.

Origin of interspecies

First recorded in 1915–20; inter- + species
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interspecific

adjective
  1. hybridized from, relating to, or occurring between different speciesinterspecific competition
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Word Origin and History for interspecific

adj.

1889, from inter- + specific, used here as an adjective from species.

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interspecific in Science

interspecific

[ĭn′tər-spĭ-sĭfĭk]
  1. Arising or occurring between species.
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