ecospecies[ē′kō spē′s̸hēz′, -sēz; ek′ō-]
ecospecies definition by Webster's New World
a biological species distinguished from its close relatives, with which it can interbreed, by its adaptations to its particular environment
Origin: eco- plush species
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- ecospecific adjective
ecospecies definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. ecospecies
A taxonomic species considered in terms of its ecological characteristics and usually including several interbreeding ecotypes.
ecospecies - Science Definition
A species considered in terms of its ecological characteristics and usually including several ecotypes capable of interbreeding.