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kin selection

noun, Biology.
a form of natural selection that favors altruistic behavior toward close relatives resulting in an increase in the altruistic individual's genetic contribution to the next generation. Unabridged
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kin selection

(biology) natural selection resulting from altruistic behaviour by animals towards members of the same species, esp their offspring or other relatives
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