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spe·cies·ism

 (spē′shē-zĭz′əm, -sē-)

n.

Intolerance or discrimination on the basis of species, especially as manifested by cruelty to or exploitation of animals by humans.


spe′cies·ist′ adj. & n.

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speciesism

(ˈspiːʃiːzˌɪzəm)

n

(Environmental Science) 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

[C20: from species + -ism]

ˈspeciesist adj

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