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[spee-sheez-spi-sif-ik, spee-seez-] /ˈspi ʃiz spɪˈsɪf ɪk, ˈspi siz-/
adjective, Ecology
associated with or limited to one species only. Unabridged
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  • Insects solve this problem by means of species-specific recognition signals.
  • Males produce this species-specific noise with vibrating membranes on their abdomens.
  • It's a question of looking at the appropriate, species-specific standards.
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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