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general adaptation An adaptation that fits an organism for life in some broad environmental zone, as opposed to ‘special adaptations’ which are specializations for a particular way of life. Thus leaves are a general adaptation, while the particular kind of leaf is a special adaptation, and the wing of a bird is a general adaptation, while a particular kind of bill is a special adaptation. Major groups of organisms are differentiated very largely on the basis of general adaptations.

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general adaptation

general adaptation Adaptation that fits an organism for life in some broad environmental zone, as opposed to ‘special adaptations’ which are specializations for a particular way of life. Thus the wing of a bird is a general adaptation, while the particular kind of bill is a special adaptation. Major groups of organisms are differentiated very largely on the basis of general adaptations.

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general adaptation An adaptation that fits an organism for life in some broad environmental zone, as opposed to ‘special adaptations’ which are specializations for a particular way of life. Thus, leaves are a general adaptation, while the particular kind of leaf is a special adaptation. Major groups of organisms are differentiated very largely on the basis of general adaptations.

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