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spe·ci·a·tion

 (spē′shē-ā′shən, -sē-)
n.
The formation of new biological species through the process of evolution.


spe′ci·ate′ v.
spe′ci·a′tion·al adj.

speciation

(ˌspiːʃɪˈeɪʃən)
n
(Biology) the evolutionary development of a biological species, as by geographical isolation of a group of individuals from the main stock
[C20: from species + -ation]

spe•ci•a•tion

(ˌspi ʃiˈeɪ ʃən, -siˈeɪ-)

n.
the formation of new species as a result of geographic, physiological, anatomical, or behavioral factors that prevent previously interbreeding populations from breeding with each other.
[1895–1900]

spe·ci·a·tion

(spē′shē-ā′shən)
The formation of new biological species by the development or branching of one species into two or more genetically distinct ones. According to the theory of evolution, all life on Earth has resulted from the speciation of earlier organisms.

speciation

the formation of new species.
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Noun1.speciation - the evolution of a biological species
organic evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny, evolution - (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
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A microsatellite-based genetic linkage map of the cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni (Teleostei): a comparison of genomic architectures among rapidly speciating cichlids.
Although thick films are more sensitive for detecting the presence of malaria parasites, they are not very useful in speciating the parasites, which should be done using the thin films.
Thus, we thought it pertinent to provide additional information that would be useful in speciating isolates of the oryx bacillus.