Download e-book for iPad: Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal by Edward M. Barrows

By Edward M. Barrows

ISBN-10: 1439836515

ISBN-13: 9781439836514

"Words are our instruments, and, at least, we should always use fresh instruments. we should always be aware of what we suggest and what we don't, and we needs to forearm ourselves opposed to the traps that language units us."

-- the necessity for distinctive Terminology, Austin (1957, 7–8)

It follows that, for potent and effective communique, humans must have, or a minimum of comprehend, an identical certain terminology. Such terminology is important for the development of uncomplicated, theoretical, and utilized technology, but too usually there's ambiguity among clinical and customary definitions or even discrepancies within the medical literature.

Providing a typical floor and platform for detailed clinical verbal exchange in animal habit, ecology, evolution, and comparable branches of biology, Animal habit table Reference, A Dictionary of habit, Ecology, and Evolution, 3rd Edition comprises greater than 800 new phrases and definitions, forty eight new figures, and millions of additives and enhancements.

Using a dictionary structure to give definitions in a regular, simply available demeanour, the book’s major physique emphasizes conceptual phrases, instead of anatomical components or taxonomic phrases, and makes a speciality of nouns, instead of verbs or adjectives. time period hierarchies are dealt with with bulleted entries and phrases with a number of definitions are integrated as superscripted entries. All resources are pointed out and such a lot are paraphrased to comply to uniform type and length.

The dictionary additionally contains nontechnical and out of date phrases, synonyms, pronunciations, and notes and reviews, in addition to etymologies, time period originators, and similar proof. Appendices deal with organism names, businesses, and databases.

Devoted to definitely the right and proper use of medical language, this 3rd version of a bestselling standard permits scholars and scientists alike to speak their findings and advertise the effective development of science.

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Alloparentâ•… See parent: alloparent. © 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC allelothetic orientation ♦⎦alloparental careâ•… See care: alloparental care. ♦⎦allopaternalâ•… n. Referring to a male alloparent (Lincoln et al. 1985). cf. allomaternal ♦⎦allopatricâ•… See -patric: allopatric. ♦⎦allopatric speciation, allopatric theory of speciationâ•… See speciation: allopatric speciation. ♦⎦allophileâ•… See 2-phile: allophile. ♦⎦alloploidyâ•… See -ploidy: alloploidy. ♦⎦allopreeningâ•… See grooming: allopreening.

Altruism of sterile workers in some insect species (West Eberhard 1975, 17). helping behavior, help, helpingâ•… See behavior: helping behavior. 15 altruism investment human reciprocityâ•… See altruism: reciprocal altruism. imposed altruismâ•… n. Altruism (def. , manipulation of an animal’s behavior by an adult that adopts it, and manipulation of behavior and resources of others by dominant animals [coined by West Eberhard 1975, 17]. kin altruismâ•… n. An organism’s altruism towards only its kin (Fletcher 1987, 23).

Syn. protogene (Lincoln et al. 1985) cf. allele: recessive allele; dominance (genetic dominance) hypermorphic allele, hypermorphâ•… n. A mutant allele with an effect greater than that of its corresponding wild-type allele (Lincoln et al. 1985). hypomorphic allele, leaky gene, hypomorphâ•… n. A mutant allele with a lesser effect than that of its corresponding wild-type allele (Lincoln et al. 1985). isoallelesâ•… n. pl. Alleles that are so similar in their phenotypic effects that special techniques are required to distinguish them (Lincoln et al.

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