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Incipient species

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Incipient species (Zoöl) a subspecies, or variety, which is in process of becoming permanent, and thus changing to a true species, usually by isolation in localities from which other varieties are excluded.
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Usage

In literature:

It need not be supposed that all varieties or incipient species necessarily attain the rank of species.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
It need not be supposed that all varieties or incipient species attain the rank of species.
"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
It need not be supposed that all varieties or incipient species necessarily attain the rank of species.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
Varieties, as we shall see, may justly be called incipient species.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
In an enlarged view, varieties may be incipient species; and nearly related species probably came from a common stock in earlier times.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
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In science:

Specifically, for site percolation an extended state includes an incipient infinite cluster.
Randomly Broken Nuclei and Disordered Systems
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