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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.
Direct studies on the competition between ant species could provide more accurate information for better understanding the mechanism of interspecific competition.
By contrast, interspecific competition reduced the tiger mosquito population by an average of only 16%.
Frankliniella occidentalis is the predominate thrips in Florida habitats disturbed by insecticides that exclude interspecific competition and natural enemies and by fertilizers that increase its preference and performance compared with F.
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.
Root-shoot growth responses during interspecific competition quantified using allometric modeling.
In fact experimental work shows cannibalistic morph characteristics can be induced by increasing conspecific density, varying population size structure, reducing prey density, or combining both high intraspecific competition and moderate interspecific competition (Hoffman and Pfennig, 1999; Collins and Cheek, 1983; Ghioca and Smith, 2008a; Loeb et al.
Interspecific competition for traps was negligible at our study site.
Realized niche overlap, resource abundance and intensity of interspecific competition, pp.
In Anolis lizards, interspecific competition is well studied, and has been shown to be a major driver of ecological diversification in this genus.
The results reveal a cognitive mechanism by which largebrained primates can buffer the effects of seasonal declines in food availability and increased interspecific competition to facilitate first access to nutritious food.