littermate


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lit·ter·mate

 (lĭt′ər-māt′)
n.
One member of a given litter of animal offspring.

littermate

(ˈlɪtəˌmeɪt)
n
one member of a litter of offspring

lit•ter•mate

(ˈlɪt ərˌmeɪt)

n.
one of a pair or group of animals born or reared in the same litter.
[1920–25]
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As they bite down hard, the littermate squeals, startling the biting pup enough to let go.
It is rare for two hyena pups to survive, as the larger pup usually kills its littermate.
Methods: Electroencephalogram/electromyogram recordings were performed in SOD1-G93A transgenic mice and their littermate control mice at the ages of 90 and 120 days, and the samples obtained from these groups were subjected to quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, western blotting, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
I know Caroline kept Tansy's littermate Jasmine, and I'd be fascinated to know if she's enjoyed the same longevity as Tansy.
Identical signs were observed in 1 littermate 3 days later; the 2 other dogs did not show any signs other than lethargy and loose stools.
Angela Gabruch, project coordinator for LitterMate and a 2003 graduate of the College of Commerce, said the idea for the natural-sourced litter came from a wheat-based kitty litter available in California.
A hare flushed into the open by one cat will often flee straight at a littermate, and the whole family will eat.
There have been only a few scientific studies on recognition in dogs, but we do know that dogs will approach a littermate in preference to a strange, unrelated dog even after months of separation.
LITTLEST LITTERMATE Photograph by Chris Pietsch / The Register-Guard
When possible, one pup per litter was assigned to each of these 10 subgroups, with the goal of providing littermate comparisons for these 10 conditions, and to avoid having more than one animal per litter in a given subgroup.
When they bite down hard the littermate squeals, which startles the biting pup enough to let go.