nongregarious


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nongregarious

(ˌnɒnɡrɪˈɡɛərɪəs)
adj
(Biology) relating to plants or animals that do not grow or live in groups; solitary
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Adj.1.nongregarious - of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies; "solitary bees"
ungregarious - (of animals) not gregarious
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2012 Parentage-based pedigree reconstruction reveals female matrilineal clusters and male-biased dispersal in nongregarious Asian great apes, the Bornean orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus).
We have a secure (and private) online listserv to which all members belong, but it is hardly a substitute for face-to-face conversation, especially when the actors involved are nongregarious animals, also known as investigative journalists.
As already said, our simian ancestors were gregarious; it is obviously impossible to seek the derivation of man, the most social of all animals, from the nongregarious immediate ancestors.