Definition of interspecific in English:

interspecific

adjective

Biology
  • Existing or occurring between different species:

    ‘interspecific differences’
    • ‘When fed mixed leaves of the four species, the interspecific difference was very significant.’
    • ‘Overlap in habitat is a prerequisite for interspecific competition to occur between these species.’
    • ‘It also provides the first evidence for an interspecific association between two ectoparasite species.’
    • ‘In this framework, a number of interspecific and intergeneric hybrids were grown and tested for fertility and fruit quality.’
    • ‘In Drosophila, paternal transmission has been detected in both interspecific and intraspecific crosses.’

Pronunciation:

interspecific

/ˌɪntəspəˈsɪfɪk/