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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] species (view; appearance; vision; dream; semblance), from specere (to see) + -ies suffix signifying abstract noun

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
species

Plural
species

species (species)
  1. A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.
    This species of animal is unique to the area.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank
    • Darwin, On the Origin of Species:
      Hence, in determining whether a form should be ranked as a species or a variety, the opinion of naturalists having sound judgment and wide experience seems the only guide to follow.
  3. (chemistry) A specific known or unknown element, molecule, radical or ion; used commonly when the entity's status as an element, molecule etc. is unknown.

Usage notes

  • specie is a separate word, not the singular version of species.
  • (biology, taxonomy, rank in the classification of organisms): See species name.

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Latin

Etymology

specere (to see) + -ies suffix signifying abstract noun.

Pronunciation

Noun

spĕcĭēs f. (genitive spĕciēī)[[Category:Template:lang:la nouns|species]]

  1. view; appearance; vision; dream; semblance

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