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kin selection


kin selection

noun \ˈkin-\

Definition of KIN SELECTION

:  a theory of natural selection which states that a usually altruistic behavior or attribute that lowers the fitness of a particular individual is selected for if it increases the probability of survival and reproduction of related kin who possess some or all of the same genes as the altruistic individual
March 03, 2015
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