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 (ĭn′tər-spĭ-sĭf′ĭk) also in·ter·spe·cies (-spē′shēz)
Arising or occurring between species: interspecific altruism.


(ˌɪntəspəˈsɪfɪk) or


(Biology) hybridized from, relating to, or occurring between different species: interspecific competition.
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Adj.1.interspecific - arising or occurring between species; "an interspecific hybrid"
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Individual- and group-based interspecific competition played the important role on growth and distribution of invasive plant species and further influenced growth and diversity of plant communities.
Objective: Interspecific competition is arguably the best interaction to address how individual trait variation and eco-evolutionary feedbacks shape species distributions and trait evolution, due to its indirect effects via the shared resource.
Comparisons of the genetic distance among polydorids were also performed to assess the delimitation of intraspecific and interspecific variation.
This 16-chapter volume explores intraspecific and interspecific biocommunication between species of bacteria, fungi, plants, animals, and humans.
ABSTRACT--We observed an incident of interspecific aggression between a male Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus) and a male Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans).
The diver-deployed instrument permits studies of both spatial and temporal processes such as the algal colonization and overgrowth of bleaching corals, as well as coral polyp behavior and interspecific competition.
Less apparent is the potential for water resource competition between feral horses and native wildlife, and potential exclusion of native wildlife resulting from an interspecific behavioral hierarchy (Berger, 1985; Ostermann-Kelm et al.
Among the smaller interspecific variation with less than 1%, the loci tmo4c4 and bmp4 were highlighted for all evaluated species.
According to Park (1954), a serious study of interspecific competition should start with proof that competition exists.
In Anolis lizards, interspecific competition is well studied, and has been shown to be a major driver of ecological diversification in this genus.
Another possible explanation for the observed differences in habitat occupancy is interspecific competition, and several studies have examined whether such competition produces the habitat segregation noted for prairie voles and meadow voles.
self-compatible interspecific crosses (Pandey, 1962).