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[Latin coturnīx, quail.]
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(Animals) any of several quails of the genus Coturnix of the family Phasianidae
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Noun1.coturnix - Old World quailCoturnix - Old World quail      
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Phasianidae, Phasianidae - pheasants; quails; partridges
Old World quail - small game bird with a rounded body and small tail
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Effects of dietary functional additives on characteristics and minerals of tibia bone and blood parameters of Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica).
In this study, we used FE method to simulate the loads acting on the femur of the Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) during both terrestrial locomotion and take-off to explore the functional significance of the femoral shapes and postures.
Effect of different levels of alpha tocopherol on performance traits, serum antioxidant enzymes, and trace elements in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) under low ambient temperature.
[3.] Edache JA, Njike MC and NG Ehiobu Influence of dietary proteins on quality and hatchability of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) eggs.
Genetic and experiential manipulation of fear-related behavior in japanese quail chicks (Coturnix coturnix japonica).
Table 1--Nutrient composition of diets provided to meat-type quails (Coturnix coturnix) from 1 to 21 d of age (Experiments 1, 2 and 3).
Robin's Eye is a collection of 20 works including Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora)Offering thoughts regarding the gentle bird, and is followed with Coral Composition, Alien World, Roseanna, and Reflecting sphere,
This study examined the delivery of the antifungal drugs itraconazole, voriconazole, and terbinafine to Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) via an impregnated implant.
Yontemler: Bu amacla, 1 yasinda 120 adet disi Japon bildircini (Coturnix coturnix japonica) oral, parenteral yollarla ve ayni zamanda onlarin kontrol gruplari olarak gruplandirilmislardir.
Fifty seven, four-week old, male Japanese, jumbo quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) (150.25 g [+ or -] 17.73 g), commercially sourced (SA Quailbreeders, Rockliff Farm, East London, South Africa) were used in the study.