sexual selection


sexual selection

noun

Definition of SEXUAL SELECTION

:  natural selection for characters that confer success in competition for a mate as distinguished from competition with other species; also :  the choice of a mate based on a preference for certain characteristics (as color or bird song)

First Known Use of SEXUAL SELECTION

1859

sexual selection

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEXUAL SELECTION

: natural selection for characters that confer success in competition for a mate as distinguished from competition with other species; also : the choice of a mate based on a preference for certain characteristics (as color or bird song)

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