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saltationSaltation (ger.)

  • A mutation, esp. one with marked effects on several characters. (OED 2011)

    We greatly suspect that she [i.e. nature] does make considerable jumps in the way of variation now and then, and that these saltations give rise to some of the gaps which appear to exist in the series of known forms

    Huxley, T. (1864). Criticisms on the “Origin of Species”. (Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews, London 1870, 328-350): 342-3.