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Of or belonging to the same species.
An organism belonging to the same species as another.


(Biology) (of animals or plants) belonging to the same species


(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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In two separate trials involving two different apparatuses--one featuring ramps, the other trays--Vonk's subjects were provided opportunities either to reward only themselves with fruit, to reward only their conspecific partners, or to furnish food for both themselves and their partners.
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.
Further, the physiology of the cell appears to be biased towards responses to bat-like sounds, rather than conspecific mating calls (Faure & Hoy 2000b, Schul et al.
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.
During the days of testing the time for the experimental animal to reach its same-sex conspecific was measured in a straight-ally maze.
Preliminary results suggest that aggression is more prevalent in the presence of a conspecific male and that different levels of limited resources did not alter agonistic behavior during male/male interactions.
Presumably, a conspecific meal has precisely the compounds that the diner needs.
The usual finding is conspecific sperm precedence; and it has been inferred that this precedence may account for patterns of positive assortment seen in nature.
It is possible that a parthenogenetic female that trails and straddles a conspecific is simply trying to solicit a pseudocopulation from a prospective "mate"; if the prospective mate is receptive, she allows pseudocopulation to commence; if she is unreceptive, she flees from the trailing/straddling lizard.
A newly released study offered up a new explanation as to why dogs often eat fecal matter made by them or other dogs, which is a practice also known as canine conspecific coprophagy.

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