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kin selection

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noun Biology.
  1. a form of natural selection that favors altruistic behavior toward close relatives resulting in an increase in the altruistic individual's genetic contribution to the next generation.
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kin selection

noun
  1. biology natural selection resulting from altruistic behaviour by animals towards members of the same species, esp their offspring or other relatives
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