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altricial

 : 
Adjective, Noun
 : 
al=tri=cial

CIDE DICTIONARY

altricialadj. 
     born naked and blind and dependent on parents for food; -- of hatchlings. Opposite of precocial.  [WordNet 1.5]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

altricial, adj. & n.
--adj. (of a bird) whose young require care and feeding by the parents after hatching.
--n. an altricial bird (cf. PRAECOCIAL).

Etymology
L altrix altricis (fem.) nourisher f. altor f. alere altus nourish

For further exploring for "altricial" in Webster Dictionary Online


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