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en·dan·gered species

(ĕn-dān′jərd)
n.
A species present in such small numbers that it is at risk of extinction.

endan′gered spe′cies


n.
a species at risk of extinction because of human activity, changes in climate, changes in predator-prey ratios, etc., esp. when officially designated as such by a governmental or international agency.
[1965–70]

en·dan·gered species

(ĕn-dān′jərd)
A plant or animal species existing in such small numbers that it is in danger of becoming extinct. An organism often becomes endangered because of destruction of its native habitat.

endangered species

Any species of plants and animals in danger of extinction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endangered species - a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinctionendangered species - a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction
Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, Queensland lungfish - an endangered species of lungfish found in rivers in Queensland
species - (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
Translations
في خَطَر
truet art
veszélyeztetett fajok
ohrozené druhy
yok olma tehlikesi altındaki türler

endanger

(inˈdeindʒə) verb
to put in danger. Drunk drivers endanger the lives of others.
endangered ˈspecies noun
a type of animal or plant that is in danger of becoming extinct.