macro evolution

macroevolution

[mak-roh-ev-uh-loo-shuhn or, esp. British, -ee-vuh-]
noun Biology.
major evolutionary transition from one type of organism to another occurring at the level of the species and higher taxa.

Origin:
1935–40; macro- + evolution

macroevolutionary, adjective
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macroevolution (ˌmækrəʊˌiːvəˈluːʃən)
 
n
biology the evolution of large taxonomic groups such as genera and families
 
macroevo'lutionary
 
adj

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macroevolution   (māk'rō-ěv'ə-l'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
Evolution that results in the formation of a new taxonomic group above the level of a species.
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