[koh-ad-uh p-tey-shuh n] /ˌkoʊ æd əpˈteɪ ʃən/
Biology. the correlation of structural or behavioral characteristics in two or more interacting organisms in a community or organs in an organism resulting from progressive accommodation by natural selection.
Also called integration. Genetics. the accumulation in a population’s gene pool of genes that interact by harmonious epistasis in the development of an organism.
coadaptation co·ad·ap·ta·tion (kō’ād-āp-tā’shən)
The joint correlated changes in two or more interdependent organs.
The reciprocal adaptation of two or more genetically determined features through natural selection. Coadaptation can occur between interacting genes or structures within an organism or between two or more interacting species.
[koh-uh-dap-tid] /ˌkoʊ əˈdæp tɪd/ adjective 1. having undergone coadaptation; mutually accommodating.
[kohd] /koʊd/ noun 1. a ceramic imitation of carved stonework popular in England around 1800.
[koh-aj-uh-tuh nt] /koʊˈædʒ ə tənt/ adjective 1. helping reciprocally; cooperating. noun 2. an assistant; aide. /kəʊˈædʒətənt/ adjective 1. cooperating noun 2. a helper
[koh-aj-uh-ter, koh-uh-joo-ter] /koʊˈædʒ ə tər, ˌkoʊ əˈdʒu tər/ noun 1. an assistant. 2. an assistant to a bishop or other ecclesiastic. 3. a bishop who assists another bishop, with the right of succession. /kəʊˈædʒʊtə/ noun 1. a bishop appointed as assistant to a diocesan bishop 2. (rare) an assistant