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[in-truh-spee-sheez, -seez]
  1. existing or occurring within a species.
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Also in·tra·spe·cif·ic [in-truh-spi-sif-ik] /ˌɪn trə spɪˈsɪf ɪk/.

Origin of intraspecies

First recorded in 1925–30; intra- + species
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Examples from the Web for intraspecific

Historical Examples

  • Intraspecific variation in the subgenus Neotamias is slight, consisting of differences in size.

    Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks

    John A. White

  • At present the range of intraspecific variation in the morphology of P4 has not been documented for any species of apatemyid.

British Dictionary definitions for intraspecific


  1. relating to or occurring between members of the same speciesintraspecific competition
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intraspecific in Science


  1. Arising or occurring within a species or between members of the same species.
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