Definition of Altricial

1. Adjective. (of hatchlings) naked and blind and dependent on parents for food.

Antonyms: Precocial



Definition of Altricial

1. Adjective. (zoology) Helpless at birth (of young animals); or having young which are helpless at birth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Altricial

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Altricial

altometer
altometers
altophobia
altoruffled
altos
altostrati
altostratus
altostratus cloud
altraric acid
altre
altred
altrenogest
altretamine
altrical
altrices
altricial (current term)
altring
altropyranose
altropyranoside
altropyranosides
altrose
altroses
altruism
altruisms
altruist
altruistic
altruistic filicides
altruistically

Literary usage of Altricial

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1. A Manual of the Vertebrate Animals of the Northern United States: Including by David Starr Jordan (1904)
"altricial. Plumage often brilliant. In all warm regions. Genera 26; species 354, nearly half of which are American. All of the latter, and many of the Old ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1869)
"Thus, e. д., in Bonaparte-s parallel of altricial ... It is not so with birds ; if there be any structural modifications correspondent to altricial and ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"association of altricial and proe- ... would be divided, the altricial ... would stand first or highest in the altricial series of the ..."

4. Field Book of Birds of the Southwestern United States by Roger Tory Peterson, Gilbert Haven Trafton, Luther E. Wyman, Elizabeth F. Burnell (1916)
"For the most part the lower forms of birds are precocial, the young being ready to walk when first hatched; the higher forms are altricial, the young being ..."

5. Bird Friends: A Complete Bird Book for Americans by Gilbert Haven Trafton (1916)
"For the most part the lower forms of birds are precocial, the young being ready to walk when first hatched; the higher forms are altricial, the young being ..."

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