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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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Collectively, these figures and tables indicate that the DNAS procedure liberates and speciates all the arsenicals, while the in vitro gastrointestinal assay less efficiently removes the arsenicals from the rice matrix; on average, less DMA is extracted relative to iAs.
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In other words, SCAQMD runs Method 24, but also speciates the VOCs in order to determine which VOCs are counted toward the total product VOC content.