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discontinuous variation

noun, Biology.
variation in phenotypic traits in which types are grouped into discrete categories with few or no intermediate phenotypes. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Suppose that evolution "in the open" had taken place in the same way, by means of discontinuous variation.

  • The nectarine from the peach, thus becomes as clear-cut a case of discontinuous variation as can be.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick

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