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/ˈspēsēz/,/-SHēz/,
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species, plural;
  1. A group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g., Homo sapiens

  2. A group subordinate to a genus and containing individuals agreeing in some common attributes and called by a common name

  3. A kind or sort
    • - a species of invective at once tough and suave
  4. Used humorously to refer to people who share a characteristic or occupation
    • - a political species that is becoming more common, the environmental statesman
  5. A particular kind of atom, molecule, ion, or particle
    • - a new molecular species
  6. The visible form of each of the elements of consecrated bread and wine in the Eucharist


  1. (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
  2. a specific kind of something; "a species of molecule"; "a species of villainy"
  3. In biology, a species is 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. ...
  4. The "Species" in the movie Species is an unnamed, aggressive alien species intent on spreading itself throughout the universe by infiltrating and annihilating the intelligent populations of other planets. ...
  5. Species is a 1995 American science fiction horror film directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Ben Kingsley, Forest Whitaker, Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina and Marg Helgenberger. It was given an R rating for "sci-fi violence, strong sexuality, and some language".
  6. Species, in metaphysics, is a specific genus-differentia defined item that is described first by its genus (genos) and then its differentia (diaphora). Put differently, it is an item, not necessarily biological, that belongs to a group and can be distinguished from other species in that group.
  7. In early Greek music theory, an octave species (eide diapason) is a sequence of incomposite intervals (ditones, minor thirds, whole tones, semitones of various sizes, or quarter tones) making up a complete octave (Barbera 1984, 231–32). ...
  8. A group of plants or animals having similar appearance; A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank; A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system; The image of something cast on a ...
  9. A single, distinct class of living creature with features that distinguish it from others.
  10. Group of similar individuals having a number of correlated characteristics and sharing a common gene pool. The species is the basic unit of taxonomy on which the binomial system has been established. ...
  11. The lowest-ranking common taxonomic rank. These names are not capitalized.
  12. The term used to designate a family of gemstones. For example, corundum is a species that contains the varieties sapphire and ruby. The Quartz family contains amethyst, citrine, and chalcedony, to name a few.
  13. A kind of plant that is distinct from other plants.
  14. One or more populations of interbreeding or potentially interbreeding organisms that are reproductively isolated in nature from all other organisms. Populations of individuals capable of interbreeding and producing viable, fertile offspring. The least inclusive taxonomic category commonly used. ...
  15. A group of closely related and interbreeding living things; the smallest standard unit of biological classification.
  16. Used when naming plants. Designates a specific species of the 'Genus' and is best described as the plant worlds equivalent to our Christian names (or first names). Will follow the Genus name and is usually in Latin. Note: Once a plants full name is used, i.e. ...
  17. organisms that look alike and can mate and produce normal offspring.
  18. A basic identification unit used in biology to describe a single distinct kind of plant or animal that has certain distinguishing characteristics separating it from all others.
  19. refers to the type of tree from which wood flooring is made.
  20. Homo sapiens (humanity; 'wise man')
  21. Major subdivision of a genus of plants. A biological classification composed of related plant individuals.
  22. A group of interbreeding organisms that seldom or never interbreeds with individuals in other such groups, under natural conditions; most species are made up of distinct subspecies or populations.
  23. 1. a group of animals or plants with very similar characteristics and evolutionary histories, capable of producing fertile offspring by interbreeding. 2. ...
  24. Asclepias tuberosa (the milkweed distinguished by its tuberous root and orange-red flowers)
  25. Homo sapiens (high forehead, well-developed chin, gracile bone structure)