speciation

noun spe·ci·a·tion \ ˌspē-shē-ˈā-shən , -sē- \

Definition of speciation

: the process of biological species formation

speciate

play \ˈspē-shē-ˌāt, -sē-\ intransitive verb

speciational

play \ˌspē-shē-ˈā-shnəl, -sē-, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

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First Known Use of speciation

1906


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