microevolution

noun mi·cro·evo·lu·tion \ -ˌe-və-ˈlü-shən also -ˌē-və- \

Definition of microevolution

: comparatively minor evolutionary change involving the accumulation of variations in populations usually below the species level

microevolutionary

play \-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective

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First Known Use of microevolution

1911


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microevolution

noun mi·cro·evo·lu·tion \ ˈmī-krō-ˌev-ə-ˈlü-shən also -ˌē-və- \

medical Definition of microevolution

: comparatively minor evolutionary change involving the accumulation of variations in populations usually below the species level

microevolutionary

play \-shə-ˌner-ē\ adjective

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