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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.

speciate

(ˈspiːsɪˌeɪt)
vb
(Biology) to form or develop into a new biological species
[C20: back formation from speciation]

speciate


Past participle: speciated
Gerund: speciating

Imperative
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Present
I speciate
you speciate
he/she/it speciates
we speciate
you speciate
they speciate
Preterite
I speciated
you speciated
he/she/it speciated
we speciated
you speciated
they speciated
Present Continuous
I am speciating
you are speciating
he/she/it is speciating
we are speciating
you are speciating
they are speciating
Present Perfect
I have speciated
you have speciated
he/she/it has speciated
we have speciated
you have speciated
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Past Continuous
I was speciating
you were speciating
he/she/it was speciating
we were speciating
you were speciating
they were speciating
Past Perfect
I had speciated
you had speciated
he/she/it had speciated
we had speciated
you had speciated
they had speciated
Future
I will speciate
you will speciate
he/she/it will speciate
we will speciate
you will speciate
they will speciate
Future Perfect
I will have speciated
you will have speciated
he/she/it will have speciated
we will have speciated
you will have speciated
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Future Continuous
I will be speciating
you will be speciating
he/she/it will be speciating
we will be speciating
you will be speciating
they will be speciating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been speciating
you have been speciating
he/she/it has been speciating
we have been speciating
you have been speciating
they have been speciating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been speciating
you will have been speciating
he/she/it will have been speciating
we will have been speciating
you will have been speciating
they will have been speciating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been speciating
you had been speciating
he/she/it had been speciating
we had been speciating
you had been speciating
they had been speciating
Conditional
I would speciate
you would speciate
he/she/it would speciate
we would speciate
you would speciate
they would speciate
Past Conditional
I would have speciated
you would have speciated
he/she/it would have speciated
we would have speciated
you would have speciated
they would have speciated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.speciate - evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
evolve - undergo development or evolution; "Modern man evolved a long time ago"
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Ferguson's concept involves the use of bacteria to electrochemically detect and speciate arsenic.
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Hence, the study attempted to speciate the clinical isolates of coagulase negative staphylococci and to study their antibiogram.
Also, we used GenoType[R] Mycobacterium common mycobacteria assay (Hain Lifescience, GmBH, Nehren, Germany) that could identify and speciate only 26 NTM strains of the 38 NTM that were isolated.
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Populations and species have begun to evolve, diverge, hybridize, and even speciate in new man-made surroundings," he wrote.
8) In our study, Staphylococcus species was the most common isolate; however, OmniLog failed to speciate it in 21 of 28 (75%) colonies.
This was a laboratory-based, prospective study to identify and speciate NTM isolated from specimens submitted to the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) central tuberculosis (TB) laboratory at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) from patients throughout the province of KwaZulu-Natal Province (KZN), SA.
Los factores utilizados FIRE y SPECIATE, se basaron en lo indicado en los inventarios de Mexico [5-20].
Given their poor dispersal ability and preference for moist microhabitats, millipedes are likely to speciate in isolation (Hopkin & Read 1992; Hamer & Slotow 2000).
Because of this and their tendency to rapidly speciate, Midas cichlids provide a budding model system for evolutionary research (reviewed in Elmer et al.