conspecific

adjective

con·​spe·​cif·​ic ˌkän(t)-spi-ˈsi-fik How to pronounce conspecific (audio)
: of the same species
conspecific noun

Examples of conspecific in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is because the way in which a particular species communicates isn’t universal, but predicated on evolution and further modified by conspecific social interaction. Tim Brinkhof, Discover Magazine, 6 Jan. 2022 In Study 2, the same birds were exposed to video stimuli of both conspecific yawns and control behavior, and yawning frequency was compared between conditions. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 16 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conspecific was in 1859

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“Conspecific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspecific. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

conspecific

adjective
con·​spe·​cif·​ic ˌkän(t)-spi-ˈsif-ik How to pronounce conspecific (audio)
: of the same species
conspecific noun
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