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microspecies Line breaks: micro|species
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˌspiːʃɪz/

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Definition of microspecies in English:

noun (plural same)

A species differing only in minor characteristics from others of its group, typically one of limited geographical range forming part of an aggregate species.
Example sentences
  • Yes, subspecies can be included, however the inclusion of varieties and microspecies is a decision for the national IPA team.
  • Moreover, some controversy exists about the use of microscopic or macroscopic constants to calculate the relative concentration of each microspecies.
  • Mutations of these hybrids may have given rise to further microspecies stabilized by apomixis.
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