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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of birds) leaving the nest shortly after hatching.

Usage examples (2)
  • Prägung, or imprinting, in his seminal paper in 1935, to refer to the process of rapid bound-formation early in the life of the so-called nidifugous birds (the fowl,...
  • 'A possible fundamental in the behaviour of young nidifugous birds '- One of the most significant behaviour patterns observed is one which occurs immediately upon hatching. for more
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