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Heterospecificity

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Definition

noun

The state of being in a different biological species as another.


Supplement

For instance, in an aquarium a territorial fish tend to fight with other similar species while live peacefully with smaller-sized heterospecifics.


Word origin: Latin hetero- (different) + specificity
Related forms: heterospecific (noun or adjective)

Compare: conspecificity