sexual selection

noun

Definition of sexual selection

: natural selection for characters that confer success in competition for a mate as distinguished from competition with other species; also : the choice of a mate based on a preference for certain characteristics (such as color or bird song)

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1859

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sexual selection

noun

medical Definition of sexual selection

: natural selection for characters that confer success in competition for a mate as distinguished from competition with other species; also : the choice of a mate based on a preference for certain characteristics (as color or bird song)

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