Definition of Species

1. Noun. (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed.

Specialized synonyms: Bacteria Species, Endangered Species, Fish Species, Type Species
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Taxon, Taxonomic Category, Taxonomic Group
Terms within: Variety
Member holonyms: Breed, Stock, Strain, Form, Strain, Var., Variant
Group relationships: Genus

2. Noun. A specific kind of something. "A species of villainy"
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

Definition of Species

1. n. sing. & pl. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by the imagination; an image.

Definition of Species

1. Noun. A group of plants or animals having similar appearance. ¹

2. Noun. (context: biology taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank ¹

3. Noun. (minerology) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) The image of something cast on a surface, or reflected from a surface, or refracted through a lens or telescope; a reflection. ¹

5. Noun. (Roman Catholicism) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated, so named because they retain the image of the bread and wine before their transubstantiation into the body and blood of Christ. ¹

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Definition of Species

1. specie [n] - See also: specie

Medical Definition of Species

1. A taxonomic category subordinate to a genus (or subgenus) and superior to a subspecies or variety, composed of individuals possessing common characters distinguishing them from other categories of individuals of the same taxonomic level. In taxonomic nomenclature, species are designated by the genus name followed by a Latin or Latinised adjective or noun. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Species

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