spe·ci·ate 'spē-sē-.āt, -shē- vi, -at·ed; -at·ing to differentiate into new biological species
spe·ci·a·tion .spē-s(h)ē-'ā-shən n
spe·ci·a·tion·al -shnəl, -shən-əl adj

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