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natural selection

natural selection

noun

: 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

Full Definition of NATURAL SELECTION

:  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

First Known Use of NATURAL SELECTION

1857

natural selection

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NATURAL SELECTION

:  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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