Greek to English exaptation

Dictionary entry: exaptation
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exaptation
/ˌɛksapˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

noun
BIOLOGY
  1. the process by which features acquire functions for which they were not originally adapted or selected.
    • a character or feature which evolved by the process of exaptation.
      plural noun: exaptations

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