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1) adapt. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...aˇdaptˇing, aˇdapts To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation. To become adapted: a species that has adapted well to winter climes. Middle English...

2) Fitness not the Cause of Beauty. Burke, Edmund. 1909-14. On the Sublime and Beautiful. The Harvard Classics
...IT is said that the idea of utility, or of a part s being well adapted to answer its end, is the cause of beauty, or indeed beauty itself. If it were not for this...

3) light adaptation. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The process, chiefly involving constriction of the pupil, by which the eye adapts to an increase in illumination. light-aˇdapted (lt-daptid) -ADJECTIVE...

4) rodent. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...rodent, member of the mammalian order Rodentia, characterized by front teeth adapted for gnawing and cheek teeth adapted for chewing. The Rodentia is by far the largest...

5) VII. Miscellaneous Objections to the Theory of Natural Selection. Darwin, Charles Robert. 1909-14. Origin of Species. The Harvard Classics
...to intruding foreigners. Nor can organic beings, even if they were at any one time perfectly adapted to their conditions of life, have remained so, when their conditions...

6) dark adaptation. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The physical and chemical adjustments of the eye, including dilation of the pupil and increased activity of rods in the retina, that make vision possible in relative...

7) gressorial. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Adapted for walking or having limbs adapted for walking. Used of flightless birds. From New Latin gressorius, from Latin gressus, step, from past participle of grad,...

8) carnassial. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Adapted for tearing apart flesh: carnassial teeth. A tooth adapted for tearing apart flesh, especially one of the last upper premolar or first lower molar teeth in...

9) suctorial. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Adapted for sucking or clinging by suction: a suctorial organ. 2. Having organs or parts adapted for sucking or clinging. From New Latin sctorius, from Latin sctus,...

10) adaptive radiation. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...adaptive radiation, in biology, the evolution of an ancestral species, which was adapted to a particular way of life, into many diverse species, each adapted to a...

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