Definition of coadapted in English:

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coadapted

Pronunciation: /ˌkōəˈdaptəd/

Entry from US English dictionary

adjective

Biology
Mutually adapted; mutually accommodating.
Example sentences
  • Inbreeding may be beneficial if conditions favor the maintenance of locally adapted or intrinsically coadapted gene complexes.
  • In the case of coadapted cellular machinery as diverse as the transcriptosome, this parallel evolution may involve sequences with no other obvious connection.
  • For example, all of the maternal genes whose sequences have coadapted to each other might be expressed and the paternal copies silenced.

Derivatives

coadaptation

Pronunciation: /ˌkōadəpˈtāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • It is, therefore, of the highest importance to gain a clear insight into the means of modification and coadaptation.
  • Several authors have suggested that African antelope (family Bovidae) exemplify coadaptation of ecological, behavioral, and morphological traits.
  • One example of the biological importance of intergenomic coadaptation is the evidence that mtDNA interaction with the nuclear genome modifies cognition in mice.

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Syllabification: co·a·dapt·ed

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