What is another word for species?

Pronunciation: [spˈiːsiːz] (IPA)

The term 'species' refers to a collection of organisms with similar genetic and physical traits. However, there are numerous other terms that can be used as synonyms for species, each with a slightly different connotation. For example, the word 'genus' refers to a group of species that share a common ancestor and physical features. 'Variety' or 'subspecies' are terms used to describe slight variations within a species due to geographical isolation or environmental factors. 'Breed' is a term commonly used to describe variations of domesticated animals that have been artificially selected for specific traits. 'Race' is another term used to describe variations within a species, often referring to humans and cultural differences.

Synonyms for Species:

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What are the hypernyms for Species?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Species?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Species?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
  • holonyms for species (as nouns)

What are the meronyms for Species?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.

What are the opposite words for species?

The term "species" typically refers to a group of organisms that can interbreed and produce viable offspring. While there are many synonyms for this word, such as type or variety, there are no true antonyms that denote the opposite meaning. This is because the concept of species is a fundamental part of biology and ecology, with no direct opposite. However, one could use words like anomaly or aberration to describe an organism that exhibits traits or characteristics different from the rest of its particular species. Otherwise, it is more common to describe the differences or nuances between different species, rather than look for antonyms.

What are the antonyms for Species?

  • n.

    class, variety

Usage examples for Species

After this point we look for no change of species, but a diminution in size of these last enumerated.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
The species are also exceedingly numerous, but we may note here only a few of the more important.
"Geology"
James Geikie
Certain small foraminifers, for example, met with in some of the oldest formations, do not seem to differ from species which are still living.
"Geology"
James Geikie

Famous quotes with Species

  • If epic poetry is a definite species, the sagas do not fall within it.
    Lascelles Abercrombie
  • I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
    Maya Angelou
  • These mountains appear to be almost entirely composed of stratas of rock of various colours (mostly red) and are partially covered with a dwarfish growth of pine and cedar, which are the only species of timber to be seen.
    William Henry Ashley
  • It's a moral question about whether we have the right to exterminate species.
    David Attenborough
  • The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants.
    David Attenborough

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