Download e-book for iPad: Animal behavior desk reference: a dictionary of animal by Edward M. Barrows

By Edward M. Barrows

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Opposite to; reverse (Michaelis 1963). 3. Rivaling; spurious (Michaelis 1963). 4. In medicine, counteracting, curative, neutralizing. Usually “ant-” before words beginning with a vowel; sometimes “anth” before the aspirate in words of Greek formation or analogy (Michaelis 1963).

Altruism” in this sense was possibly first suggested by Haldane (1932, 131, 208–209). 3. Sociobiologically, an individual animal’s “self-denying or self-destructive behavior performed for the benefit of others” (Wilson 1975, 578; 1987, 10). Note: Wilson (1987, 10) indicates that some workers are starting to drop this term in favor of expressions such as “nepotism” and “reciprocation,” but he prefers to retain it. 4. Sociobiologically, an individual animal’s helping a conspecific nonrelative in a way that increases the nonrelative’s fitness but not the helper’s fitness (Alcock 1979, 11; Barash 1982, 108).

Altruism” in this sense was possibly first suggested by Haldane (1932, 131, 208–209). 3. Sociobiologically, an individual animal’s “self-denying or self-destructive behavior performed for the benefit of others” (Wilson 1975, 578; 1987, 10). Note: Wilson (1987, 10) indicates that some workers are starting to drop this term in favor of expressions such as “nepotism” and “reciprocation,” but he prefers to retain it. 4. Sociobiologically, an individual animal’s helping a conspecific nonrelative in a way that increases the nonrelative’s fitness but not the helper’s fitness (Alcock 1979, 11; Barash 1982, 108).

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