offspring-bearing

  • 1 bearing offspring freely — index fertile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 bearing — noun Date: 13th century 1. the manner in which one bears or comports oneself 2. a. the act, power, or time of bringing forth offspring or fruit b. a product of bearing ; crop 3. a. an object, surface, or point that supports …

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  • 3 generating offspring — bearing children …

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  • 4 Parent-offspring conflict — is a term used to signify the evolutionary conflict arising from differences in optimal fitness of parents and their offspring. While parents tend to maximize the number of offspring, the offspring can increase their fitness by getting a greater… …

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  • 5 young-bearing — adjective capable of producing eggs and bearing offspring • Syn: ↑egg producing • Similar to: ↑female …

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  • 6 proligerous — bearing offspring Bearing and Carrying …

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  • 7 Mendel, Gregor — ▪ Austrian botanist Introduction in full  Gregor Johann Mendel , original name (until 1843)  Johann Mendel  born July 22, 1822, Heinzendorf, Austria [now Hynčice, Czech Rep.] died Jan. 6, 1884, Brünn, Austria Hungary [now Brno, Czech Rep.]… …

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  • 8 female — a. 1. Breeding, bearing, conceiving, offspring bearing, child bearing. 2. Pistillate, pistil bearing, fertile. 3. Of females, belonging to or characterizing females. 4. Feminine, delicate, soft, weak, gentle …

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  • 9 breeding — n. 1. Procreation, having or begetting offspring, bearing, bringing forth. 2. Nurture, education, discipline, instruction, training, schooling, rearing, upbringing. 3. Deportment, manners …

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  • 10 discus proligerus — prōˈlijərəs noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, offspring bearing disk : cumulus 3 …

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  • 11 biparous — Bearing two young. [bi + L. pario, to give birth] * * * bip·a·rous bip ə rəs adj bringing forth two young at a birth * * * bip·a·rous (bipґə rəs) [bi + parous] producing two offspring or eggs at one time …

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  • 12 Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …

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  • 13 heredity — /heuh red i tee/, n., pl. heredities. Biol. 1. the transmission of genetic characters from parents to offspring: it is dependent upon the segregation and recombination of genes during meiosis and fertilization and results in the genesis of a new… …

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  • 14 Spawn (biology) — The spawn (eggs) of a clownfish. The black spots are the eyes developing. Spawn refers to the eggs and sperm released or deposited, usually into water, by aquatic animals. As a verb, spawn refers to the process of releasing the eggs and sperm,… …

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  • 15 Reproduction — For other uses, see Reproduction (disambiguation). Production of new individuals along a leaf margin of the air plant, Kalanchoe pinnata. T …

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  • 16 reptile — reptilelike, adj. reptiloid /rep tl oyd /, adj. /rep til, tuyl/, n. 1. any cold blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia, comprising the turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians, amphisbaenians, tuatara, and various extinct members including the… …

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  • 17 Evolution —     Evolution (History and Scientific Foundation)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Evolution (History and Scientific Foundation)     The world of organisms comprises a great system of individual forms generally classified according to structural… …

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  • 18 Sexual selection — This article is about the evolutionary concept. For the selection of the sex of offspring, see sex selection. Goldie s Bird of paradise: Ornamented male above; female below. Paradesia decora by John Gerrard Keulemans (d.1912) Sexual selection, a… …

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  • 19 Evolution of sexual reproduction — The evolution of sexual reproduction is currently described by several competing scientific hypotheses. All sexually reproducing organisms derive from a common ancestor which was a single celled eukaryotic species[1]. Many protists reproduce… …

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  • 20 Social behaviour in animals — Introduction       actions of animals living in communities. Such behaviour may include the feeding of the young, the building of shelters, or the guarding of territory. General characteristics       Social behaviour (Social behaviour in animals) …

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