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adaptationist

adjective ad·ap·ta·tion·ist \ˌa-ˌdap-ˈtā-sh(ə-)nist, -dəp-\

Definition of ADAPTATIONIST

:  explaining or seeking to explain the evolution of traits in terms of their adaptive function or survival value
adaptationist noun

First Known Use of ADAPTATIONIST

1978

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