nonadaptive

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adjective non·adap·tive \ˌnän-ə-ˈdap-tiv, -a-\

Definition of nonadaptive

  1. :  not contributing to the fitness, performance, or survival of an organism or its parts :  not arising by adaptation :  not adaptive Organisms are integrated systems and adaptive change in one part can lead to nonadaptive modifications of other features … — Stephen Jay Gould nonadaptive behavior

First Known Use of nonadaptive

1872


Medical Dictionary

nonadaptive

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adjective non·adap·tive \ˌnän-ə-ˈdap-tiv, -a-ˈ\

Medical Definition of nonadaptive

  1. :  not serving to adapt the individual to the environment nonadaptive traits


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