from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Diversification of a species or single ancestral type into several forms that are each adaptively specialized to a specific environmental niche.
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- n. the diversification of species into separate forms that each adapt to occupy a specific environmental niche
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the evolutionary generation of multiple specialized life forms from one ancestral form, evidenced in the fossil record. The inverse of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches
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