adjective. arising or occurring between species.
- inter- (English)
- inter (Latin)
- specific (English)
- specifique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Example sentences of the word interspecific
1. Noun, singular or mass
Competition is frequently described as intraspecific or interspecific and is also potentially categorized as exploitation or interference.
In order that both species might survive, interspecific competition often leads to one of two things: changes in the distribution of those species or the development of more distinct niches with less overlap.