: selection opposed in its effects to natural selection: such as
: preservation of less well-adapted individuals : dysgenic selection
: 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

Word History


counter- + selection

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“Counterselection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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