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conspecific

[kon-spi-sif-ik] /ˌkɒn spɪˈsɪf ɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
belonging to the same species.
noun
2.
an organism belonging to the same species as another.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; conspeci(es) (see con-, species) + -fic
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Examples from the web for conspecific
  • Other species have their own conspecific recognition capabilities, this isn't rocket science.
  • conspecific individuals are an important feature of an animal's environment, and a potential source of selective pressures.
  • Two subspecies of the same species also considered to be conspecific.
  • conspecific nest parasitism in three species of new world blackbird.
British Dictionary definitions for conspecific

conspecific

/ˌkɒnspɪˈsɪfɪk/
adjective
1.
(of animals or plants) belonging to the same species
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Word Origin and History for conspecific
adj.

1859, from conspecies (1837), from con- "with" + specific, here representing species (n.). From 1962 as a noun.

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