in statu nascendi

in sta·​tu nas·​cen·​di
ə̇n¦stā|(ˌ)tünəˈsendē,
-¦sta|,
|(ˌ)chü-,
-ˌdī;
-¦stä(ˌ)tünäˈskendē
: in the nascent state
produce the aldehyde in statu nascendiC. D. Hurd
: in the course of being formed or developed
if … isolation can promote the formation of full species, such species must in statu nascendi pass through a phase of less than specific distinctionFridthjof Økland

Word History

Etymology

Latin, in the state of being born

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“In statu nascendi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20statu%20nascendi. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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