speciesism

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noun spe·cies·ism \ˈspē-shēz-ˌi-zəm, -sēz-\

Definition of speciesism

  1. 1 :  prejudice or discrimination based on species; especially :  discrimination against animals

  2. 2 :  the assumption of human superiority on which speciesism is based

First Known Use of speciesism

1973

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