What's the opposite of the verb "evolve ?" For instance, which word would you fill in the underscore in the following sentence ? Organs which play important roles in survival in a certain environment ev...

8 Jun 2014

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What's the opposite of the verb "evolve ?"
For instance, which word would you fill in the underscore in the following sentence ?
Organs which play important roles in survival in a certain environment evolve, conversely those make little contribution ______ like eyes of animals living in the dark. Some of them are even blind because eyes are useless in the dark.

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