Definition of interspecific in English:

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interspecific

Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərspəˈsifik/

adjective

Biology
Existing or occurring between different species: interspecific differences
More example sentences
  • When fed mixed leaves of the four species, the interspecific difference was very significant.
  • It also provides the first evidence for an interspecific association between two ectoparasite species.
  • Overlap in habitat is a prerequisite for interspecific competition to occur between these species.

Derivatives

interspecifically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • For example, a previous comparative study revealed that intersexual differences in song are associated interspecifically, with intersexual differences in the size of specific song nuclei.
  • Due to the observed differences in morphology, some of the details of these interspecifically variable characters were not included in the generic diagnosis given above.
  • This is demonstrated by the negative correlations between antipredation behavior and antipredation related morphology in snails, intraspecifically and interspecifically.

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Syllabification: in·ter·spe·cif·ic

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