Adaptomorphosis

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Adaptomorphosis

 

(or adaptiomorphosis), the development, change, and transformation of adaptations in the process of the evolution of organisms. The term was used by the Russian biologist I. I. Shmal’gauzen. The development, change, and transformation of adaptations are usually viewed together as the process known as adaptogenesis.

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