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cline

 (klīn)
n.
A gradual change in a character or feature across the distributional range of a species or population, usually correlated with an environmental or geographic transition.

[From Greek klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

clin′al (klī′nəl) adj.

cline

(klaɪn)
n
(Environmental Science) a continuous variation in form between members of a species having a wide variable geographical or ecological range
[C20: from Greek klinein to lean]
ˈclinal adj
ˈclinally adv

Cline

(klaɪn)
n
(Biography) Patsy, original name Virginia Patterson Hensley. 1932–63, US country singer; her bestselling records include "Walking After Midnight", "I Fall to Pieces", and "Leavin' On Your Mind"

cline

(klaɪn)

n.
the gradual change in certain characteristics exhibited by members of a series of adjacent populations of organisms of the same species.
[1935–40; < Greek klinein to lean1]
clin′al, adj.
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Clinal patterns of selection along an environmental gradient in the Great Plains.
Underneath the Kalabagh Conglomerate, rocks as old as Permian crop out in the core of a regional anti clinal fold (Fig.
We test this hypothesis using explicit predictions about the clinal transition in genitalic shape across a hybrid zone between the grasshopper subspecies Barytettix humphreysii humphreysii and B.
pasibula, que presenta un patron clinal variable: el tipico pasibula existente en Venezuela y Colombia que es reemplazado mas hacia el sur, en Ecuador y Peru por el fenotipo falcata.
2001: Clinal variation in body size and sexual dimorphism in an lndian fruit bat, Cynopterus sphinx (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae).
It would be very interesting to observe the clinal and geographic trends of these alleles in the Pakistani populations in a prospective study.
Most parasite distributions were clinal on the East and West coasts, with clear relationships to well-known provincial boundaries.
Carlson J K, Parsons GR (1997) Age and growth of the bonnethead sharks, Sphyrna tiburo, from northwest Florida, with comments on clinal variation.
Clinal variation of the shell morphology of intertidal snail Acanthina monodon in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean.
Clinal variation of body size in Dichroplus pratensis (Orthoptera: Acrididae): inversion of Bergmann's and Rensch's rules.