Definition of speciation in English:

speciation

Line breaks: spe¦ci|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌspiːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
, ˌspiːs-/

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.

Derivatives

speciate

Pronunciation: /ˈspiː-/
verb
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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