EXAPTATION

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An evolved trait for one function is later used for another function. Also called spandrel.

EXAPTATION: "Exaptation may be when feathers were used as insulating then were used for flying."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "EXAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/exaptation/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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