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adaptation

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noun ad·ap·ta·tion \ˌad-ˌap-ˈtā-shən, -əp-\

Medical Definition of adaptation

  1. 1:  the act or process of adapting :  the state of being adapted <his ingenious adaptation of the electric cautery knife to…surgery—George Blumer>

  2. 2:  adjustment to environmental conditions: asa:  adjustment of a sense organ to the intensity or quality of stimulationb:  modification of an organism or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its environment—compare adjustment 1b

  3. ad·ap·ta·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
    ad·ap·ta·tion·al·ly \-ē\play adverb





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