altricial altricial

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of hatchlings) naked and blind and dependent on parents for food

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  • "It does support the idea that parental care and possible altricial (helpless) young existed throughout the reign of the Dinosauria," paleontologist Jack Horner of Montana State University agreed in an email.
    on Aug 3, 2005 By: Jack Horner Source: Independent Online

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