Meaning of SPECIES in English

SPECIES

I. noun (plural ~) see: spy Date: 14th century 1. kind , sort , a class of individuals having common attributes and designated by a common name, the human race ; human beings, d. a category of biological classification ranking immediately below the genus or subgenus, comprising related organisms or populations potentially capable of interbreeding, and being designated by a binomial that consists of the name of a genus followed by a Latin or latinized uncapitalized noun or adjective agreeing grammatically with the genus name, an individual or kind belonging to a biological ~, a particular kind of atomic nucleus, atom, molecule, or ion, the consecrated eucharistic elements of the Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox Eucharist, 3. a mental image, an object of thought correlative with a natural object, II. adjective Date: 1899 belonging to a biological ~ as distinguished from a horticultural variety

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