interspecific

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adjective in·ter·spe·cif·ic \ˌin-tər-spi-ˈsi-fik\
variants: or less commonly

interspecies

play \ˌin-tər-ˈspē-(ˌ)shēz, -(ˌ)sēz\

Definition of interspecific

  1. :  existing, occurring, or arising between species an interspecific hybrid

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1889

First Known Use of interspecific

1889


Medical Dictionary

interspecific

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adjective in·ter·spe·cif·ic \ˌint-ər-spi-ˈsif-ik\
variants: also

interspecies

\-ˈspē-(ˌ)shēz, -(ˌ)sēz\play

Medical Definition of interspecific

  1. :  existing or arising between species an interspecific hybrid

interspecifically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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