[eg-zap-tey-shuh n, ek-sap-]
- a process in which a feature acquires a function that was not acquired through natural selection.
- a feature having a function for which it was not originally adapted or selected.
- a morphological or physiological feature that predisposes an organism to adapt to a different environment or lifestyle.
- predisposition toward adaptation.
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