species-specific

adjective
species-spe·​cif·​ic | \ -spi-ˈsif-ik How to pronounce species-specific (audio) \

Medical Definition of species-specific

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/species-specific. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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