incipient species

incipient species

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Incipient species — Species Spe cies, n. sing. & pl. [L., a sight, outward appearance, shape, form, a particular sort, kind, or quality, a species. See {Spice}, n., and cf. {Specie}, {Special}.] 1. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incipient species —   Populations that are in the process of diverging to the point of speciation but which still have the potential to interbreed even though they are prevented from doing so by a specific barrier.   See also allopatric speciation, isolating… …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • incipient species — noun : a natural population that is more or less interfertile with another related population but is inhibited from interbreeding in nature by some specific barrier compare ecospecies …   Useful english dictionary

  • Species — Spe cies, n. sing. & pl. [L., a sight, outward appearance, shape, form, a particular sort, kind, or quality, a species. See {Spice}, n., and cf. {Specie}, {Special}.] 1. Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Species problem — The species problem is a mixture of difficult, related questions that often come up when biologists identify species and when they define the word species .One common but sometimes difficult question is how best to decide just which particular… …   Wikipedia

  • species — /spee sheez, seez/, n., pl. species, adj. n. 1. a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities; distinct sort or kind. 2. Biol. the major subdivision of a genus or subgenus, regarded as the basic category of biological… …   Universalium

  • incipient — adj. [L. incipere, to begin] The beginning or appearance, as a species of animal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • On the Origin of Species — Origin of Species redirects here. For other uses, see Origin of Species (disambiguation). On the Origin of Species   …   Wikipedia

  • collective species — superspecies (a monophyletic group of allopatric species that are too distinct to be regarded as a single species; a cluster of incipient species (semispecies)) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • evolution — evolutional, adj. evolutionally, adv. /ev euh looh sheuhn/ or, esp. Brit., /ee veuh /, n. 1. any process of formation or growth; development: the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane. 2. a product of such development; something… …   Universalium

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