By Edward M. Barrows
"Words are our instruments, and, in any case, we must always use fresh instruments. we must always comprehend what we suggest and what we don't, and we needs to forearm ourselves opposed to the traps that language units us."
-- the necessity for targeted Terminology, Austin (1957, 7–8)
It follows that, for powerful and effective conversation, humans must have, or no less than comprehend, an analogous special terminology. Such terminology is essential for the development of simple, theoretical, and utilized technology, but too usually there's ambiguity among medical and customary definitions or even discrepancies within the clinical literature.
Providing a typical flooring and platform for detailed clinical verbal exchange in animal habit, ecology, evolution, and comparable branches of biology, Animal habit table Reference, A Dictionary of habit, Ecology, and Evolution, 3rd Edition comprises greater than 800 new phrases and definitions, forty eight new figures, and hundreds of thousands of additives and enhancements.
Using a dictionary layout to give definitions in a typical, simply available demeanour, the book’s major physique emphasizes conceptual phrases, instead of anatomical elements or taxonomic phrases, and makes a speciality of nouns, instead of verbs or adjectives. time period hierarchies are dealt with with bulleted entries and phrases with a number of definitions are incorporated as superscripted entries. All assets are stated and so much are paraphrased to comply to uniform kind and length.
The dictionary additionally comprises nontechnical and out of date phrases, synonyms, pronunciations, and notes and reviews, in addition to etymologies, time period originators, and comparable evidence. Appendices deal with organism names, firms, and databases.
Devoted to the best and proper use of clinical language, this 3rd variation of a bestselling standard permits scholars and scientists alike to speak their findings and advertise the effective development of science.
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Original, primordial, primary, primitive (Lincoln et al. “Early; simple; poorly developed; unspecialized” (Lincoln et al. 1985). syn. plesiomorphic, primitive, primordial (in some cases), protomorphic (Lincoln et al. 1985) cf. Referring to a taxon with relatively many ancestral characters. syn. lower, primitive cf. ” “Higher” and “lower” unscientifically can suggest better and inferior. ” ♦âŽ¦ancestral character, ancestral traitâ•… See character: ancestral character. ♦âŽ¦ancestral-mitochondrial genomeâ•… See genome: ancestral-mitochondrial genome.
Spawn © 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC animal physiology cf. group: spawn; gamete: egg ♦âŽ¦animal physiologyâ•… See study of: physiology: ani- mal physiology. ♦âŽ¦“animal piercers”â•… See 2group: functional-feeding group: animal piercers. ♦âŽ¦animal psychologyâ•… See study of: psychology. ♦âŽ¦Animal Rights Law Projectâ•… See project: Animal Rights Law Project. ♦âŽ¦animal soundsâ•… This group of terms includes sounds produced by animals’ vocalizations, wing movements, and other movements. Only some of the many kinds of animal sounds are included.
In diploid organisms: An allele that is not phenotypically manifest when it is present with its corresponding dominant allele (Mayr 1982, 715; King and Stansfield 1985). syn. allogene (Lincoln et al. 1985), latent allele (de Vries in Mayr 1982, 715) cf. ] recognition alleleâ•… n. A hypothesized allele that encodes the production of a recognition cue and simultaneously an organism’s ability to recognize this cue in conspecifics, leading to its discriminating kin from nonkin (Wilson 1987, 12). cf.
Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, Third Edition by Edward M. Barrows