adaptive radiation


adaptive radiation

noun

Definition of ADAPTIVE RADIATION

:  evolutionary diversification of a generalized ancestral form with production of a number of adaptively specialized forms

First Known Use of ADAPTIVE RADIATION

circa 1901

adaptive radiation

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ADAPTIVE RADIATION

: evolutionary diversification of a generalized ancestral form with production of a number of adaptively specialized forms

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