Science / Marine Biology / Adaptation: Any change in the structure or function of an organism which makes it better suited to its environment. For example, the torpedo body shape of a tuna allows for fast swimming in the open ocean.

Other Words for Adaptation

Adaptation Noun Synonyms: fitting, suiting, modifying, adjusting, conversion

Social Adaptation

Science / Psychiatry / Social Adaptation: The ability to live and express oneself according to societys restrictions and cultural demands. MORE

Bohr Effect

Science / Marine Biology / Bohr Effect: When blood ph decreases, the ability of hemoglobin to bind to oxygen decreases. An adaptation to release oxygen in the oxygen starved tissues in capillaries where respiratory carbon dioxide lowers blo MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Sprachbund: (Ger. 'speech bond'): A group of languages--often technically unrelated to each other otherwise--that are spoken in the same geographic area or shared by members of the same occupation. Since they ten MORE

Carbro Process

Entertainment / Photography / Carbro Process: Early color print process using an adaptation of the carbon printing process. MORE

Taijiquan (Taaigikkyun)

Health / Tai Chi / Taijiquan (Taaigikkyun): Ji: the ultimate The key to the term's meaning is the derivation of the central character Ji (Gik,) shown at right. It's contemporary dictionary translation is 'ultimate' or 'extremity.' Initially it MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Lindley: Result of a Carter x Chasselas Blanc (ie. White Chasselas) cross. Has synonym name Rogers 9. Regarded as the best of the red-skinned grapes originated by Rogers although defective in being self-steril MORE