species

species, pl. species (spe´shez)

1. A biological division between the genus and a variety or the individual; a group of organisms that generally bear a close resemblance to one another in the more essential features of their organization, and breed effectively producing fertile progeny. 2. A class of pharmaceutical preparations consisting of a mixture of dried plants, not pulverized, but in sufficiently fine division to be conveniently used in the making of extemporaneous decoctions or infusions, as a tea. [L. appearance, form, kind, fr. specio, to look at]
type s.the name of the single s. or of one of the s. of a genus or subgenus when the name of the genus or subgenus was originally validly published.

 

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