in·​tra·​spe·​cif·​ic | \ ˌin-trə-spi-ˈsi-fik How to pronounce intraspecific (audio) , -(ˌ)trä- \

Definition of intraspecific

: occurring within a species or involving members of one species intraspecific competition

Examples of intraspecific in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unprecedented footage shows a phenomenon called intraspecific aggression, in which two panthers fight for control over territory, often to the death. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "Endangered Florida panthers filmed fighting for the first time," 13 Apr. 2020

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Intraspecific.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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in·​tra·​spe·​cif·​ic | \ -spi-ˈsif-ik How to pronounce intraspecific (audio) \

Medical Definition of intraspecific

: occurring within a species or involving members of one species intraspecific variation intraspecific competition

Other Words from intraspecific

intraspecifically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce intraspecific (audio) \ adverb

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