convergent evolution

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convergent evolution

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conver′gent evolu′tion


n.
the evolution of apparently similar structures in organisms of different lines of descent.
[1965–70]
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convergent evolution

Evolution of similar features in unrelated organisms as adaptations to similar lifestyles, e.g. wings in birds and bats.
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