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evolution generally, in biology, the process of change by which new species develop from preexisting species over time;
artifical selection the human practice of breeding animals or plants that have certain desired traits
natural selection the process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive and reproduce more successfully than less well adapted individuals do; a theory to explain the mechanism of evolution
adaptation the process of becoming adapted to an environment; an anatomical, physiological, or behavioral change that improves a population's ability to survive
fossil the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock
homologous describes a character that is shared by a group of species because it is inherited from a common ancestor
speciation the formation of new species as a result of evolution
Created by: bayere14