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species-specific

[spee-sheez-spi-sif-ik, spee-seez-] /ˈspi ʃiz spɪˈsɪf ɪk, ˈspi siz-/
adjective, Ecology
1.
associated with or limited to one species only.
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Examples from the web for species specific
  • She says spiny lobster defense mechanisms are species specific.
  • The normal length of the hair is an individual and species specific trait.
  • Biodiversity nullified the impacts of species specific degradation of the liveable environment.
  • Let us presume human-only infection and that the virus, being species specific, results in a cannibalism preference.
  • Furthermore, this is not a species specific response either.
species specific in Medicine

species-specific adj.

  1. Limited to or found only in one species.

  2. 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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