imprinting imprinting  /ɪm ˈprɪn tɪŋ/


  • (n) a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established


  1. Defects in imprinting in humans are thought to contribute to such neurodevelopmental ailments as Prader-Willi syndrome and perhaps some forms of autism.
  2. Doctors believe that maternal diabetes increases children's obesity risk through what's referred to as metabolic imprinting.
  3. A similar kind of imprinting might take place in humans.


  1. Ben Campero discusses plans as SGA president

    Junior Ben Campero, who led the Roo Serve slate, has been elected president of the Student Government Association for 2013-2014. Competing parties included UMKC Alliance, Imprinting Diversity and the Gold Slate. Campaigning officially began April 15, and elections were held April 22-26. Campero, who is majoring in business administration, will be accompanied by Parker Webb [...]
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The University News

  2. Four slates compete for Student Government Association

    The elections for the new Student Government Association’s executive board members are underway. Through Friday April 26, students will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for President, Executive Vice-President, Administrative Vice-President and Comptroller. Four parties, or slates of candidates, are competing for the 2013-2014 offices. The slates include Gold Slate, Imprinting Diversity ...
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The University News

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