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threatened species

noun
1.
a species likely, in the near future, to become an endangered species within all or much of its range.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • Vaccines being made to protect people from swine flu may not be so healthy for threatened species of sharks.
  • threatened species are those species likely to become endangered in the future.

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