Founder-effect



noun, Biology.
1.
the accumulation of random genetic changes in an isolated population as a result of its proliferation from only a few parent colonizers.

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  • Foundered

    [foun-der] /ˈfaʊn dər/ verb (used without object) 1. (of a ship, boat, etc.) to fill with water and sink. 2. to fall or sink down, as buildings, ground, etc.: Built on a former lake bed, the building has foundered nearly ten feet. 3. to become wrecked; fail utterly: The project foundered because public support was […]

  • Foundering

    [foun-der] /ˈfaʊn dər/ verb (used without object) 1. (of a ship, boat, etc.) to fill with water and sink. 2. to fall or sink down, as buildings, ground, etc.: Built on a former lake bed, the building has foundered nearly ten feet. 3. to become wrecked; fail utterly: The project foundered because public support was […]



  • Founderous

    [foun-der-uh s] /ˈfaʊn dər əs/ adjective 1. likely to cause ; miry; swampy.

  • Founding

    [found] /faʊnd/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . 2. equipped, outfitted, or furnished: He bought a new boat, fully found. adjective 3. British. provided or furnished without additional charge, as to a tenant; included within the price, rent, etc. (often used postpositively): Room to let, laundry found. noun 4. something that […]



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