[spee-sheez-spi-sif-ik, spee-seez-]

adjective Ecology.

associated with or limited to one species only.

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Historical Examples of species-specific

  • It is, in any event, possible to treat breeding schedules as species-specific characters, for any one geographic area.

    The Breeding Birds of Kansas

    Richard F. Johnston

species-specific in Medicine



Limited to or found only in one species.
Of or being a serum that acts only upon a member of the same species as that from which the original antigen was obtained.
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