counterselection

noun
coun·​ter·​selection | \ "+ \

Definition of counterselection

: selection opposed in its effects to natural selection: such as
a : preservation of less well-adapted individuals : dysgenic selection
b : selection in plant or animal breeding against a quality undesirable from the point of view of the breeder though likely to be retained in a state of nature counterselection against low milk production in cattle

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History and Etymology for counterselection

counter- + selection

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“Counterselection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterselection. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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