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species

spe·cies

species

 
pronunciation:
spi shiz [or] spi siz
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part of speech: noun
inflections: species
definition 1: in biology, the most fundamental classification of living things, comprising individuals that can breed with one another but not with those of other species; subdivision of a genus.
 
definition 2: a variety, type, or kind of something; sort.
synonyms:
breed, class, genre, kind, sort, type, variety
similar words:
description, form, manner
definition 3: the human race (prec. by the).
synonyms:
humanity, humankind, mankind
similar words:
race
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