idioadaptation

noun id·io·adaptation \¦idē(ˌ)ō\

Definition of idioadaptation

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of idioadaptation

idio- + adaptation


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