Definition of microspecies in English:

microspecies

noun

Biology
  • A species differing only in minor characteristics from others of its group, typically one of limited geographical range forming part of an aggregate species.

    • ‘Moreover, some controversy exists about the use of microscopic or macroscopic constants to calculate the relative concentration of each microspecies.’
    • ‘Yes, subspecies can be included, however the inclusion of varieties and microspecies is a decision for the national IPA team.’
    • ‘To calculate the concentrations of all microspecies at any pH we need to solve the following system of equations.’
    • ‘Mutations of these hybrids may have given rise to further microspecies stabilized by apomixis.’
    • ‘If the wood has not been coppiced for some time, there will not be a stock of sun-adapted microspecies ready and waiting to colonise it.’

Pronunciation:

microspecies

/ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˌspiːʃɪz/