discrimination in favor of one species, usually the human species, over another, especially in the exploitation or mistreatment of animals by humans.
a belief of humans that all other species of animals are inferior and may therefore be used for human benefit without regard to the suffering inflicted
[spee-sheez-spi-sif-ik, spee-seez-] /ˈspi ʃiz spɪˈsɪf ɪk, ˈspi siz-/ adjective, Ecology. 1. associated with or limited to one species only. species-specific adj. Limited to or found only in one species. Of or being a serum that acts only upon a member of the same species as that from which the original antigen was obtained.
- Species-specific antigen
species-specific antigen n. An antigen that is common to members of a single species and that provides a means by which that species can be immunologically distinguished.
1. specific. 2. specifically. specif. 1. specific 2. specifically
adjective 1. that can be specified. adjective 1. able to be specified