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natural selection

noun

Simple Definition of natural selection

  • : the process by which plants and animals that can adapt to changes in their environment are able to survive and reproduce while those that cannot adapt do not survive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of natural selection

  1. :  a natural process that results in the survival and reproductive success of individuals or groups best adjusted to their environment and that leads to the perpetuation of genetic qualities best suited to that particular environment

1857

First Known Use of natural selection

1857


Medical Dictionary

natural selection

noun

Medical Definition of natural selection

  1. :  a natural process that results in the survival and reproductive success of individuals or groups best adjusted to their environment and that leads to the perpetuation of genetic qualities best suited to that particular environment




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