from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the same species.
  • n. An organism belonging to the same species as another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or belonging to the same species
  • n. An organism belonging to the same species as another

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the same species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to the same species; more particularly, having the character of a conspecies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. belonging to the same species
  • n. an organism belonging to the same species as another organism


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