idioadaptation

noun

id·​io·​adaptation
¦idē(ˌ)ō
: 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

Word History

Etymology

idio- + adaptation

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“Idioadaptation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/idioadaptation. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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