coevolution

noun co·evo·lu·tion \ ˌkō-ˌe-və-ˈlü-shən also -ˌē-və- \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of coevolution

: evolution involving successive changes in two or more ecologically interdependent species (as of a plant and its pollinators) that affect their interactions

coevolutionary

play \ˌkō-ˌe-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌner-ē also -ˌē-və-\ adjective

coevolve

play \ˌkō-i-ˈvälv, -ˈvȯlv\ intransitive verb

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1964


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