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adaptive radiation

n.
Diversification of a species or single ancestral type into several forms that are each adaptively specialized to a specific environmental niche.

adaptive radiation

n
(Biology) evolution of a number of divergent species from a common ancestor, each species becoming adapted to occupy a different environment. This type of evolution occurred in the Tertiary manuals and the Mesozoic reptiles

adap′tive radia′tion


n.
the diversification of a group of organisms into separate species or subspecies adapted to different environments, each new group often further diversifying.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.adaptive radiation - the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological nichesadaptive radiation - the development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches
radiation - the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats
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