|a process that results in differential reproduction among a population so that the inheritable traits of only certain individuals are passed on|
|a mass of protoplasm found in most cells, directing their growth, metabolism, reproduction, and functioning in the transmission of genic characters|
|specialize or specialise (ˈspɛʃəˌlaɪz)|
|1.||(intr) to train in or devote oneself to a particular area of study, occupation, or activity|
|2.||(usually passive) to cause (organisms or their parts) to develop in a way most suited to a particular environment or way of life or (of organisms, etc) to develop in this way|
|3.||(tr) to modify or make suitable for a special use or purpose|
|4.||(tr) to mention specifically; specify|
|5.||(tr) to endorse (a commercial paper) to a specific payee|
|specialise or specialise|
|speciali'zation or specialise|
|speciali'sation or specialise|
specialize spe·cial·ize (spěsh'ə-līz')
v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es
To limit one's profession to a particular specialty or subject area for study, research, or treatment.
To adapt to a particular function or environment.