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EN[ˈspiːʃiːz] [ˈspiːsiːz]
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  • In biology, a species (abbreviated sp., with the plural form species abbreviated spp.) is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank.
  • Species hypothesized to have the same ancestors are placed in one genus, based on similarities. The similarity of species is judged based on comparison of physical attributes, and where available, their DNA sequences.
  • A usable definition of the word "species" and reliable methods of identifying particular species are essential for stating and testing biological theories and for measuring biodiversity,
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    Definition of species in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-ies
    1. A type or kind of thing.
      1. This species of animal is unique to the area. ‎
      2. Hence, in determining whether a form should be ranked as a species or a variety, the opinion of naturalists having sound judgment and wide experience seems the only guide to follow.
    2. An image, an appearance, a spectacle.
      1. I cast the species of the Sun onto a sheet of paper through a telescope. ‎
      2. Wit, [ …] the faculty of imagination in the writer, which searches over all the memory for the species or ideas of those things which it designs to represent.
      3. (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
    3. (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. Coin, or coined silver, gold, or other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
        1. A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
          1. An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; especially, one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • More work is also needed to clarify whether Empoasca onukii injures other plants besides tea, or if there are other empoascan species attacking tea shrubs in these areas.
              • Still, the new species does show FMRFamide and serotonin in perykarya along the nerve cords.
              • These species largely inhabit whitewater and clearwater rivers (river classifications from Sioli [25 ]) within the Amazon Basin [26 ], with rare reports in tannic blackwater rivers [23 ].
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Species on this family can be identified by its mytiliform form, sometimes quadrate, with the hinge edentulous and the umbos anterior or terminal.
              • Species living in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Northern Sea had similar encephalisation indices compared to the indopacific coral reef dwelling species.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Researchers assumed that there was no venom without a delivery system, and so they concluded that venomousness must be a highly derived trait seen in a relatively small fraction of all snake species.
              • Specifically, genome size may help resolve conflicting hypotheses about the origin of polyploids (auto- vs. allopolyploidy) and identify putative parental combinations in hybridogenous species.
              • These are not minor issues because the regional extinctions of small mammals are a widespread phenomenon in southern South America and have involved several sigmodontine and caviomorph rodent species.
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                  • Irregular plurals
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                  • Noun plural forms
                    • Irregular plurals
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                  • Invariant nouns
                    • Irregular plurals
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                      • Nouns with irregular plurals
                        • Invariant nouns
                        • Countable nouns
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                      2. en speciest
                      3. en speciests
                      4. en speciesist
                      5. en speciesism
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                      Grammatically, this word "species" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form, an invariant noun, an irregular plural, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun.
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