Words related to specific

species (n.)

late 14c. as a classification in logic, from Latin species "a particular sort, kind, or type" (opposed to genus), originally "a sight, look, view, appearance," hence also "a spectacle; mental appearance, idea, notion; a look; a pretext; a resemblance; a show or display," typically in passive senses; in Late Latin, "a special case;" related to specere "to look at, to see, behold" (from PIE root *spek- "to observe"). From 1550s as "appearance, outward form;" 1560s as "distinct class (of something) based on common characteristics." Biological sense is from c. 1600. Endangered species is attested by 1964.

interspecific (adj.)
"existing between species," 1889, from inter- "between" + specific, used here as an adjective to go with species.
intraspecific (adj.)
1905, from intra- + specific, here representing species (n.).
specification (n.)
1610s, "act of investing with some quality," from Medieval Latin specificationem (nominative specificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Late Latin specificare "mention particularly," from Latin specificus, (see specific). With Latin -ficus "making, doing," from combining form of facere "to make, do." Meaning "technical particular" is attested from 1833; short form spec first attested 1956.
specificity (n.)
1829, from French spécificité or else a native formation from specific + -ity.
specify (v.)
early 14c., "to speak;" mid-14c. "to name explicitly," from Old French specifier, especefier (13c.) and directly from Late Latin specificare "mention particularly," from specificus (see specific). Related: Specified; specifying.