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sp. (biology)

Definition:

a taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

Class:

group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Plurals:

sp.* | spp.
(* sp. may be used in a singular or plural context)

Member of:

genus » family » order » class » phylum » kingdom

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

species

Etymology:

a classification in logic, from Latin species "kind, sort", originally...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Species

one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank. A species is often defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. While in many cases this definition is adequate, the difficulty of ... (40 of 7532 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Species

Species (disambiguation)

one of the basic units of biological classification. Species may also refer to: Species (film), a science fiction/horror film Species II, the sequel | Species III, a direct to video sequel | Species: The Awakening, another direct to video sequel | ... (38 of 172 words, 9 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

species [taxon]

in biology, classification comprising related organisms that share common characteristics and are capable of interbreeding. Taxonomy Table Of Contents ... (19 of 815 words, 6 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/558649​/species

Collins Dictionary:

species [Latin] | specie | in specie [sense-specific]

[biology] any of the taxonomic groups into which a genus is divided, the ... | the animals of such a group | any group of related animals or plants ... (27 of 572 words, 11 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/species

Merriam-Webster:

species [entry 1, noun] | spp [abbreviation] | kind [synonym, sense-specific] | sort [synonym, sense-specific] | bracket [synonym, sense-specific] | category [synonym, sense-specific] | classification [synonym, sense-specific] | division [synonym, sense-specific] | family [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"kind", "sort" ; a class of individuals having common attributes and ... | the consecrated eucharistic elements of the Roman Catholic or Eastern ... (22 of 281 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/species

species [entry 2, adjective]

belonging to a biological species as distinguished from a horticultural variety (11 of 25 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/species show=1

Wiktionary:

species | sp. [abbreviation] | spp. [abbreviation]

A type or kind of thing. | A group of plants or animals having similar appearance. | [biology, taxonomy] A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank | [mineralogy] A mineral with a unique chemical ... (41 of 194 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/species

Oxford Dictionary:

species | sp. [abbreviation] | spp. [abbreviation] | Homo sapiens [species, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (spe┬Ěcies) | [biology] : a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. ... (19 of 192 words, 7 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/species

species [biology] | sp. [abbreviation] | spp. [abbreviation] | Homo sapiens [species, sense-specific]

a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of ... | [logic] : a group subordinate to a genus and containing individuals ... (23 of 191 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/species

American Heritage Dictionary:

species

[biology] ; A fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking ... | An organism belonging to such a category, represented in binomial ... (20 of 165 words, 9 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/species

Random House Dictionary:

species | the species [sense-specific]

a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities; distinct sort or kind. | [biology] the major subdivision of a genus or ... (22 of 157 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/species

Columbia Encyclopedia:

species

in biology, a category of classification, the original and still the basic unit in the demarcation of plant and animal types. The species marks the ... (25 of 151 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0846207​.html

New World Dictionary:

species

a distinct kind; sort; variety; class | [obsolete] outward form, appearance, or mental image | [obsolete] "specie" | [biology] a naturally existing ... (19 of 139 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/species

Macmillan British Dictionary:

species [countable]

[biology] a plant or animal group whose members all have similar general features and are able to produce young plants or animals together | ... (23 of 80 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/species

Cambridge Dictionary:

species

a set of animals or plants in which the members have similar characteristics to each other and can breed with each other (22 of 56 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/species

Encarta Dictionary:

species | spp. [biology, abbreviation]

a subdivision of a genus considered as a basic biological classification and containing individuals that resemble one another and may interbreed | the ... (22 of 142 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711428​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

species

First use: 1550s

Origin: a classification in logic, from Latin species "kind, sort", originally "appearance, sight, a seeing", related to specere "to look at, to ... (22 of 41 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=species

Collins Dictionary:

species [Latin] | specie

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin: appearance, from specere to look | from the Latin phrase in speciē in kind

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/species

American Heritage Dictionary:

species

Origin: Middle English, logical classification, from Latin speciēs, a seeing, kind, form; see spek- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/species

New World Dictionary:

species

Origin: Latin, a seeing, appearance, shape, kind, or quality from base of specere, to see: see "spy"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/species

Oxford Dictionary:

species | sp. [abbreviation] | spp. [abbreviation]

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin, literally "appearance, form, beauty", from specere "to look"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/species

Wiktionary:

species

Origin: Latin speciēs ("appearance; quality"), from speciō ("see") + -iēs suffix signifying abstract noun.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/species

Merriam-Webster:

species [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin, appearance, kind, species, from specere to look

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/species

Encarta Dictionary:

species

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin, "appearance, kind" from specere "look at"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861711428​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

species

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "species"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/species

Collins Dictionary:

species [Latin] | specie

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "species"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/species

Macmillan American Dictionary:

species [countable]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "species"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "species"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/species

Macmillan British Dictionary:

species [countable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "species"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/species

Cambridge Dictionary:

species

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "species"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "species"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/species

the Free Dictionary:

species

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "species"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "species"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "species" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/species

Google Dictionary:

species

Audio: English pronunciation of "species"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

species

Audio: North American pronunciation of "species"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=specie​02 word=species

YourDictionary Audio:

species

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "species" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/species

freedictionary.org:

species

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "species" by speech synthesizer

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