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Animals & Behavior

chapter 14

embryo a plant or animal at an early stage of development
consumer an organism that eats other organisms or organic matter
innate behavior an inherited behavior that does not depend on the environment or experience
learned behavior a behavior that has been learned from experience
territory an area that is occupied by one animal or a group of animals that do not allow other members of the species to enter
hibernation a period of inactivity and lowered body temperature that some animals undergo in winter as a protection against cold weather and lack of food
estivation a period of inactivity and lowered body temperature that some animals undergo in summer as a protection against hot weather and lack of food
circadian rhythm a biological daily cycle
social behavior the interaction of animals of the same species
communication a transfer of a signal or message from one animal to another that results in some kind of response
pheromone a substance that is released by the body and that causes another individual of the same species to react in a predictable way
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