One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of animals or plants) belonging to the same species.
- ‘When predators are omnivorous, prey may avoid predators that have fed on conspecific prey, but they may lack such a response if these same predators have consumed other food sources.’
- ‘Females captured ovipositing exhibited the same choice when they were subjected to preference tests, regardless of whether the discriminations were made among conspecific plants or heterospecific plants.’
- ‘However, conspecific trees at different sites may differ in the pattern of growth rate with age.’
- ‘There are increasing concerns about the risks of gene flow from transgenic cultivars to conspecific weeds.’
- ‘The model considers a group of conspecific animals searching for food simultaneously.’
A member of the same species.‘the rabbit was isolated from male conspecifics’
- ‘Thus, in this unsworded species, neither females nor males appear to prefer conspecifics of the other sex with swords to those with clear attachments.’
- ‘Relatively little is known of P. spathula behavior towards conspecifics or members of different species.’
- ‘Similarly, the population must be effectively isolated from wintering conspecifics.’
- ‘The size of a pair's territory and the extent to which they defend it from conspecifics depends on the species and the habitats.’
- ‘Their large eyes probably help them locate conspecifics and aid in visual communication, if any exists.’
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