cenospecies

cenospecies

[see-nuh-spee-sheez, -seez, sen-uh-]
noun, plural cenospecies. Genetics.
a group of different species the individuals of which produce partially fertile hybrids when crossbred.

Origin:
1920–25; ceno-2 + species

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cenospecies (ˈsiːnəˌspiːʃiːz)
 
n , pl -species
a species related to another by the ability to interbreed: dogs and wolves are cenospecies
 
[C20: from Greek koinos common + species]

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