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  1. species

    • IPA[ˈspēSHēz]

    美式

    • n.
      a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g. Homo sapiens.;a group subordinate to a genus and containing individuals agreeing in some common attributes and called by a common name.
    • noun: species, plural noun: species

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g. Homo sapiens.
    • a group subordinate to a genus and containing individuals agreeing in some common attributes and called by a common name.
    • 2. a kind or sort a species of invective at once tough and suave
    • used humorously to refer to people who share a characteristic or occupation a political species that is becoming more common, the environmental statesman
    • a particular kind of atom, molecule, ion, or particle a new molecular species
    • 3. the visible form of each of the elements of consecrated bread and wine in the Eucharist.