ecospecies

noun eco·species \ˈekō, ˈēkō+ˌ-\

Definition of ecospecies

  1. :  a subdivision of a cenospecies that is capable of free gene interchange between its members without impairment of fertility but is less capable of fertile crosses with members of other subdivisions of the cenospecies and that is typically more or less equivalent to the taxonomic species

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Origin and Etymology of ecospecies

2ec- + species


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