Definition of speciation in English:


Syllabification: spe·ci·a·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌspēSHēˈāSHən, ˌspēsē-


The formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution.
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  • Many of us think of evolution as speciation, but populations of insects evolved resistance without budding into new species.
  • We are the product of a process of speciation, competition, and ecological change.
  • The creation of a new species is known as speciation.



Pronunciation: /ˈspēSHēˌāt, spēsē-/
More example sentences
  • Theory predicts that in rapidly speciating taxa gene genealogies will vary between loci.
  • The organisms were identified and speciated based on colony morphology and biochemical reactions.
  • Certain animals can speciate in under 10 millennia.

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