epimeletic

epimeletic

(ˌɛpɪməˈlɛtɪk)
adj
(Animals) relating to altruistic behaviour in which a healthy animal cares for an injured, ill, or dead individual
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Another name for caregiving behavior is epimeletic behavior.
Kasuya and Miyazaki (1976) report epimeletic behavior in L.
It is unknown whether and how often Lagenorhynchus will exhibit epimeletic behavior during interactions with fishing gear.
epimeletic behavior--Behavior indicating desire for care and attention.