noun[mass noun] Biology
The formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution.
More example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of speciationDefinition of speciation in:
- The US English dictionary