What does Altrices mean?

Altrices meaning in General Dictionary

Nursers a phrase placed on those wild birds whoever younger tend to be hatched in an exceedingly immature and helpless problem so as to need the care of their particular parents for quite a while in opposition to praeligcoces

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  • Nursers, -- a phrase put on those birds whose younger are hatched in a very immature and helpless condition, in order to require the care of their particular moms and dads for a while; -- in opposition to praecoces.

Altrices meaning in General Dictionary

(n. pl.) Nursers, -- a phrase put on those birds whoever young tend to be hatched in an exceedingly immature and helpless condition, in order to require the care of their particular parents for some time; -- against praecoces.


Sentence Examples with the word Altrices

He also admitted among his characteristics a physiological consideration (apparently derived from Oken 1) dividing the class A y es into two sections Altrices and Praecoces, according as the young were fed by their parents or, from the first, fed themselves.

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