Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or belonging to the same species.
  • noun An organism belonging to the same species as another.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the same species.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective systematics Of, or belonging to the same species
  • noun An organism belonging to the same species as another

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

  • adjective belonging to the same species
  • noun an organism belonging to the same species as another organism

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • For some animals, the death of a conspecific is a little tinkle of the dinner bell.

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  • 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.

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  • MCZ 1102, the holotype skull of Triceratops "eurycepahlus" Shlaikjer 1935 (now considered conspecific with T. horridus).

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  • 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.

    Mystery bird: Pied wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka

  • 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.

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  • My work on moths dealt with the predominate mode of conspecific mate recognition in moths, the sex pheromone system.

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  • 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".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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