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Roots of Common Terms in Speciation

Roots

L = Latin; G = Greek

Allopatric

allo = other, different (G); patra = fatherland (G)

Anagenesis

Ana = against, up, back (G); geneia = origin (G)

Cladogenesis

klados = plant shoot, branch; geneia = origin (G)

Emigration

ex = out (L); migrare = to move (L)

Immigration

in = into, in (L); migrare = to move (L)

Interspecific

inter = among, between (L); species = kind, sort (L)

Intraspecific

intra = inside, within (L); species = kind, sort (L)

Parapatric

para = beside, near (G); patra = fatherland (G)

Phylogeny

phylon = race, tribe (G); geneia = origin (G)

Population

populus = people (L)

Postzygotic

post = after (L); zygotos = yolked (G)

Prezygotic

pre = before (L); zygotos = yolked (G)

Sympatric

syn = with, together (G); patra = fatherland (G)

Taxa

taxis = arrangement, order (G)

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