exaptation definition

  • noun:
    • Biology the usage of a structure or function for a function besides that for which it had been developed through all-natural choice.
    • the employment of a biological structure or function for an intention besides that which is why it in the beginning evolved.
    • Biology the usage of a structure or feature for a function apart from that for which it was developed through normal selection.
    • using a biological framework or purpose for an intention besides that which is why it initially evolved.

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