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Revised and up-to-date, containing over 5,000 entries, with over 1,100 extra entries than within the earlier version, Animal habit table Reference, moment version: A Dictionary of habit, Ecology, and Evolution offers definitions for phrases in animal habit, biogeography, evolution, ecology, genetics, psychology, information, systematics, and different comparable sciences. Formatted like a regular dictionary, this reference provides definitions in a brief- and easy-to-use type. for every time period, the place appropriate, you receive:Multiple definitions indexed chronologicallyTerm hierarchies summarized in tablesDefinition sourcesDirectives that exhibit the place an idea is outlined lower than a synonymous identify, and ideas concerning focal onesNon-technical and out of date definitionsPronunciations of chosen termsCommon-denominator entriesSynonymsClassifications of organisms and outlines of many taxaOrganizations with regards to animal habit, ecology, evolution, and similar sciencesStill the main entire paintings of its type, Animal habit table Reference, moment version: A Dictionary of habit, Ecology, and Evolution will increase your medical verbal exchange, relatively within the fields of animal habit, evolution, ecology, and similar branches of biology. while you are a instructor, scholar, author, or energetic in technology by any means, this publication will end up to be one in every of your Most worthy assets.

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Altruistic genes□See character: altruistic traits. ࡗ Alu□See transposable element: Alu. ࡗ amanthicole□See -cole: amanthicole. ࡗ amanthium□See 2community: amanthium. ࡗ amatophile□See 1-phile: amatophile. ࡗ amatory behavior□See behavior: amatory behavior. ࡗ amber□See fossil: amber. ࡗ ambient temperature (ta)□See temperature: ambient temperature. ࡗ ambiguity□n. A receiver’s potential of giving more than one response to a signal 11/8/00, 10:13 AM ambiguity 19 ࡗ ambivalent movements and postures□See behavior: ambivalent move- ments and postures.

2. In biomedical and health research, “any statistical technique involving several variables, even if only one dependent variable is considered at a time” (Kleinbaum and Kupper 1978, 14). Note: Kleinbaum and Kupper (1978, 14) prefer “multivariable analysis” instead of “multivariate analysis” for this concept. cf. analysis: univariate analysis psychoanalysis□n. 1. A group of doctrines concerned with the study and interpretation of human mental states in terms of the dynamic interplay of conflicting drives and processes originating in one’s unconscious (Michaelis 1963).

2. For example, in some toad, gecko, and squirrel species, the Barking Frog, the Barking Tree Frog, Foxes, and Prairie Dogs: a vocalization similar to a Dog’s bark (Oxford English Dictionary 1972, entries from 1562; Conant 1958; Wilson 1975, 473; Grady and Hoogland 1986, 108). t. bark booming□n. A male Prairie Chicken’s making a hollow three-syllabled oo-loo-woo that suggests the sound made by blowing across the mouth of a soda bottle (Peterson 1947, 76). cf. animal sounds: drumming 11/8/00, 10:13 AM a–c covered by a waxy powder (pruinescense) which is usually white or pale blue, but in the slaty skimmer is black (Dunkle 1989, 10).

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