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ecospecies

[ek-oh-spee-sheez, -seez, ee-koh-] /ˈɛk oʊˌspi ʃiz, -siz, ˈi koʊ-/
noun, Ecology
1.
a taxon consisting of one or more interbreeding ecotypes: equivalent to a taxonomic species.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; eco- + species
Related forms
ecospecific
[ek-oh-spi-sif-ik] /ˌɛk oʊ spɪˈsɪf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
ecospecifically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ecospecific

ecospecies

/ˈiːkəʊˌspiːʃiːz; -ˌspiːsiːz; ˈɛkəʊ-/
noun
1.
(ecology) a species of plant or animal that can be divided into several ecotypes
Derived Forms
ecospecific (ˌiːkəʊspɪˈsɪfɪk; ˌɛkəʊ-) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from eco(logy) + species
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ecospecific in Science
ecospecies
  (ē'kō-spē'shēz, -sēz)   
A species considered in terms of its ecological characteristics and usually including several ecotypes capable of interbreeding.
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