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arboreal

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Psychology.

1 Tree-like in form or appearance.

2 Tree-dwelling. [From Latin arbor a tree]

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deductive reasoning

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Psychology.

Reasoning from the general to the particular, for example by developing a hypothesis based on theory and then testing it from an examination of facts. Also known as deduction. Compare...

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dysgenic

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Psychology.

Liable to lead to a degeneration or diminution in the quality or fitness of a group of interbreeding organisms. Compare eugenic. [From Greek dys- bad or abnormal + genein to produce + -ikosnull...

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gene mapping

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Environmental Science.

The determination of the positions of genes on chromosomes (gene loci) by such means as studying linkages that emerge when genes that are close to one another tend to be inherited together....

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hypermetamorphosis

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Psychology.

A tendency to attend indiscriminately and react to every visual stimulus. It is characteristic of Klüver-Bucy syndrome. [From Greek hyper over + meta among, with, or beside + morphe form + -null...

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interspecific competition

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Psychology.

Competition between or among species. Compare intraspecific competition. [From Latin inter between+specificus specific, from species appearance or kind, from specere to look]

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intraspecific competition

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Psychology.

Competition between or among organisms within a species. Compare interspecific competition. [From Latin intra within+specificus specific, from species appearance or kind, from specere to...

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prey

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Environmental Science.

An animal species that is hunted and killed for food by a predator. prey on or prey upon vb. To hunt and kill for food, as in Barn owls prey on fieldmice. [From Latin praeda booty]

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reactivity

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The property of being responsive to stimuli, or (in relation to a mental disorder) of being precipitated by an external cause, notably with reference to reactive depression. In...

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toxic dose

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Environmental Science.

The dose level at which a particular substance produces a toxic effect.

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