|a sudden departure from the parent type an heritable characteristic caused by a change in a gene or a chromosome|
|an organism that is not adapted to prevailing conditions or producing offspring that maintain its contribution of genes to the next generation|
|1.||the act of modifying or the condition of being modified|
|2.||something modified; the result of a modification|
|3.||a small change or adjustment|
|4.||grammar the relation between a modifier and the word or phrase that it modifies|
modification mod·i·fi·ca·tion (mŏd'ə-fĭ-kā'shən)
Any of the changes in an organism that are caused by environment or activity and are not genetically transmissable to offspring.
|modification (mŏd'ə-fĭ-kā'shən) Pronunciation Key
A change in an organism that results from external influences and cannot be inherited.