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Vocabulary Term Details

Adaptation

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptation)

An adaptation in biology is a trait with a current functional role in the life history of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection. An adaptation refers to both the current state of being adapted and to the dynamic evolutionary process that leads to the adaptation. Adaptations contribute to the fitness and survival of individuals. (Wikipedia)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Biological phenomena
N/AAcclimatization
Acquired characters
Adaptability
Biological properties
Captivity
Ecotypes
Environmental factors
Hibernation
Mutation
Phenotypes

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
24-May-2013

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