species-spe·​cif·​ic -spi-ˈsif-ik How to pronounce species-specific (audio)
: relating to or being a substance (as an antigen or drug) that is limited in action or effect to a particular species and especially to the species from which it is derived
interferon is a species-specific substance

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“Species-specific.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/species-specific. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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