[ pree-ad-uh p-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌpri æd əpˈteɪ ʃən /
a structure or property that developed in an ancestral stock and was useful in a descendant in a changed environment.
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Words nearby preadaptation
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Example sentences from the Web for preadaptation
Nothing is more wonderful in history than the unmistakable signs and proofs of preadaptation.George Muller of Bristol|Arthur T. Pierson
British Dictionary definitions for preadaptation
/ (ˌpriːædəpˈteɪʃən) /
biology the possession by a species or other group of characteristics that may favour survival in a changed environment, such as the limblike fins of crossopterygian fishes, which are preadaptation to terrestrial life
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