altricial(redirected from altricially)
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Related to altricially: precocial
Hatched or born with the eyes closed and with little or no down or hair, and requiring parental care. Used of birds and mammals.
(Zoology) (of the young of some species of birds after hatching) naked, blind, and dependent on the parents for food
(Animals) an altricial bird, such as a pigeon
[C19: from New Latin altriciālis, from Latin altrix a nurse, from alere to nourish]
(of an animal species) helpless at birth or hatching and requiring parental care for a period of time (opposed to precocial).