American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the same species.
- n. An organism belonging to the same species as another.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the same species; more particularly, having the character of a conspecies.
- adj. systematics Of, or belonging to the same species
- n. An organism belonging to the same species as another
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of the same species.
- adj. belonging to the same species
- n. an organism belonging to the same species as another organism
“A familiar sender is here defined as a conspecific that was housed in the same cage as the subject at the time of testing, or had been separated from the subject no longer than six months before the testing started.”
“For some animals, the death of a conspecific is a little tinkle of the dinner bell.”
“This species is strongly dichromatic, meaning that the males and females have distinctive plumage colours and patterns -- a characteristic that distinguishes it from the monochromatic Cyprus pied wheatear, Oenanthe cypriaca, with which it was formerly considered to be conspecific.”
“MCZ 1102, the holotype skull of Triceratops "eurycepahlus" Shlaikjer 1935 (now considered conspecific with T. horridus).”
“My work on moths dealt with the predominate mode of conspecific mate recognition in moths, the sex pheromone system.”
“It kinda reminds me about why Dogg the bounty hunter (a "joe the plumber" conspecific. wow ...) complained about his son's Black girlfreind forcing him to give up a "way of life".”
“Mills and Davenport (2002), The effect of a neighbouring conspecific versus the use of a mirror for the control of stereotypic weaving behaviour in the stabled horse.”
“The Appenine shrew is endemic to Italy, and while formerly regarded by some as conspecific with the Common shrew, it is quite different, having a much shorter tail for example.”
“NOT because detailed, careful work has shown that the taxa really can be regarded as conspecific or congeneric.”
“For example, research on rats and rhesus monkeys has shown that both species will cease eating when doing so causes shocks to a conspecific in an adjoining cage”
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