Preadaptation meaning

prēăd-ăp-tāshən, -əp-
A characteristic of an ancestral species or population that serves an adaptive though different function in a descendant species or population.
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The ability of a characteristic to assume a new biological function without evolutionary modification.
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The possession of certain characteristics by an organism which make it more adaptable to a future environmental change than similar organisms are.
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A characteristic of an ancestral species or population that serves an adaptive though different function in a descendant species or population.
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The ability of a characteristic to assume a new biological function without evolutionary modification.
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(biology) An adaptation that evolved in an ancestral population, in which it served a different function.
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