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co·ev·o·lu·tion

(kō'ev-ō-lū'shŭn),
The process whereby genes or gene fragments are changing together and not diverging.

coevolution

(kō′ĕv-ə-lo͞o′shən, -ē-və-)
n.
The process by which two or more interacting species evolve together, each changing as a result of changes in the other or others. It occurs, for example, between predators and prey and between insects and the flowers that they pollinate.

co′ev·o·lu′tion·ar·y adj.
co′e·volve′ (-ĭ-vŏlv′) v.

coevolution

the evolution of unrelated organisms that has taken place together because of the special link between them, e.g. insects and the flowers they pollinate (see ENTOMOPHILY), parasites and their host, members of a symbiotic relationship (see SYMBIOSIS). The ARUM LILY is a notable example, attracting small flies.
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Coevolve are a team of highly committed experts who have spent decades helping multinational corporations improve the performance of their global networks.
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