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noun (plural same)
1 (abbreviation: sp., spp.) Biology a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g., Homo sapiens. Logic a group subordinate to a genus and containing individuals agreeing in some common attributes and called by a common name. a kind or sort:a species of invective at once tough and suave used humorously to refer to people who share a characteristic or occupation:a political species that is becoming more common, the environmental statesman Chemistry
& Physics a particular kind of atom, molecule, ion, or particle:a new molecular species
2 Christian Church the visible form of each of the elements of consecrated bread and wine in the Eucharist.
The plural of species
is the same as the singular. Remember that the ending is -ies