idioadaptation

noun
id·​io·​adaptation | \ ¦idē(ˌ)ō \

Definition of idioadaptation

: evolutionary modification involving progressive specialization that results in more perfect adaptation of an organism to a particular environment with corresponding loss of adaptability to new or changing environment

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History and Etymology for idioadaptation

idio- + adaptation

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“Idioadaptation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idioadaptation. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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