Definition of speciation in English:



mass nounBiology
  • The formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution.

    • ‘We are the product of a process of speciation, competition, and ecological change.’
    • ‘The creation of a new species is known as speciation.’
    • ‘Many of us think of evolution as speciation, but populations of insects evolved resistance without budding into new species.’
    • ‘There are hundreds of cases of evolutionary change observed in progress and dozens of observed speciations.’
    • ‘If final speciation was not done on site, participants were asked to identify their reference laboratory.’