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Of or belonging to the same species.
An organism belonging to the same species as another.
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(Biology) (of animals or plants) belonging to the same species
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(ˌkɒn spɪˈsɪf ɪk)

1. belonging to the same species.
2. a conspecific organism.
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Noun1.conspecific - an organism belonging to the same species as another organism
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Adj.1.conspecific - belonging to the same species; "cultivated cabbage and wild cabbage are conspecific"
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Following the contextual familiarization, a juvenile conspecific was placed into the subject's home cage.
We chose conspecific fighting as a putative US, because confrontation of adult male rats is known to evoke a series of aggressive behaviors (Grant & Mackintosh, 1963; Koolhaas, Schuuman, & Wiepkema, 1980; Miczek & De Boer, 2005).
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Higher density of conspecific seeds and seedlings near adult trees correlates with disproportionately higher damage by granivores (Howe & Smallwood 1982), herbivorous arthropods (Clark & Clark 1985) or pathogens (Augspurger 1983) than seedlings further away from adults, where both seedlings and their natural enemies are at lower densities.
Damselfish (family Pomacentridae) exhibit aggressive behavior towards conspecific and heterospecific species of fishes on coral reefs.
Not only were males perching and returning to perches momentarily, but they appeared to be flying at conspecific males who came near the lily pad on which they were perched.
First, stigmas collected from native flowers in infested areas typically had significantly less conspecific pollen (pollen from the same species) than those collected in non-infested areas.
Conspecific attraction, the tendency for individuals of a species to settle near one another, may provide managers and conservationists with a new tool for the recovery of many bird species.
We tested whether male Eumeces fasciatus could detect a conspecific from pheromone samples.
(4) reported that prenatal exposure to the estrogenic chemical diethylstilbestrol (DES) increased the frequency of both males and females that responded aggressively to a same-sex conspecific. In addition, in other studies aggressive behavior was reduced and male-typical offensive attacks were rarely displayed by transgenic estrogen-receptor-deficient mice (5,6).
During the days of testing the time for the experimental animal to reach its same-sex conspecific was measured in a straight-ally maze.

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