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macroevolution

(măk′rō-ĕv′ə-lo͞o′shən, -ē′və-)
n.
Large-scale evolution occurring over a very long period time that results in the formation of new species and higher-level taxonomic groups.

mac′ro·ev′o·lu′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
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macroevolution

A term of art for large-scale evolution of ecologically separated gene pools, which occurs at or above the level of speciation, resulting in relatively large and complex changes such as anagenesis and cladogenesis stasigenesis.
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macroevolution

the collective processes by which new species arise and others become extinct.
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