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  • [Henderson's] n. (1) evolutionary process involving genetic change by which a pop­ulation becomes fitted to its prevailing environment; (2) structure or habit fitted for some special environment or activity; (3) process by which a cell, organ or organ­ism becomes habituated to a particular level of stimulus and ceases to respond to it, a more intense stimulus then being needed to produce a response; (4) in the eye, increasing sensitivity of retina to the available light.

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  • [controlled by ] Mark Frenzel, 22 May 2013

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