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Evolution

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evolution   change over time  
fossil   preserved remains of an ancient organism  
fitness   ability of an individual to survive and reproduce in a specific environment  
adaptation   inherited characteristic that increases an organism's chance of survival  
natural selection   the process by which organisms with variations most suited to their environment survive and leave more offspring than others  
homologous structures   body structures that are similar in different species of common ancestry  
vestigial structures   body structures with little or no function  
biogeography   study of past and present distribution of organisms  
artificial selection   the process by which humans breed other animals and plants for particular traits.  
anaglogous structures   body structures that share a common function but not structure  


   






 
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