Definitions for "Disruptive selection"
Selection in which phenotypes at both extremes of the population distribution are favored. (Contrast with directional selection; stabilizing selection.)
selection favouring individuals that deviate in either direction from the population average. Selection favours individuals that are larger or smaller than average. [GBA
A type of selection that removes individuals from the centre of a phenotypic distribution and thus causes the distribution to become bimodal.