isolating mechanism

noun

Definition of isolating mechanism

: something (as a geographical, ecological, physiological, anatomical, or psychological barrier) that limits interbreeding between groups and is thereby a major factor in the differentiation of biological units (as races or species)

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“Isolating mechanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isolating%20mechanism. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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