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  • Exaptation

    [eg-zap-tey-shuh n, ek-sap-] /ˌɛg zæpˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sæp-/ noun, Biology. 1. a process in which a feature acquires a function that was not acquired through natural selection. 2. a feature having a function for which it was not originally adapted or selected. 3. a morphological or physiological feature that predisposes an organism to adapt to […]

  • Exapted

    [eg-zap-tey-shuh n, ek-sap-] /ˌɛg zæpˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sæp-/ noun, Biology. 1. a process in which a feature acquires a function that was not acquired through natural selection. 2. a feature having a function for which it was not originally adapted or selected. 3. a morphological or physiological feature that predisposes an organism to adapt to […]



  • Exaptive

    [eg-zap-tey-shuh n, ek-sap-] /ˌɛg zæpˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sæp-/ noun, Biology. 1. a process in which a feature acquires a function that was not acquired through natural selection. 2. a feature having a function for which it was not originally adapted or selected. 3. a morphological or physiological feature that predisposes an organism to adapt to […]

  • Exarate

    [ek-suh-reyt] /ˈɛk səˌreɪt/ adjective, (of a pupa) 1. having the antennae, legs, and wings free. /ˈɛksəˌreɪt/ adjective 1. (of the pupa of such insects as ants and bees) having the legs, wings, antennae, etc, free and movable



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