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in·ter·spe·cif·ic

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

(ˌɪn tərˈspi ʃiz, -siz)

also in•ter•spe•cif•ic

(-spɪˈsɪf ɪk)

adj.
existing or occurring between species.
[1915–20]
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Adj.1.interspecies - arising or occurring between species; "an interspecific hybrid"
intraspecies, intraspecific - arising or occurring within a species; involving the members of one species; "intraspecific competition"
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