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type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal's survival apoptosis , caspase-mediated cell death , programmed cell death
(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species) ecological niche , niche
archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival halophil , halophile
interest in a person or thing that will support the issuance of an insurance policy; an interest in the survival of the insured or in the preservation of the thing that is insured insurable interest
location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival jungle
survival of the fittest natural selection
animal survival and adaptation natural selection
someone who tries to insure their personal survival or the survival of their group or nation survivalist
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