Altrices Al*tri"ces, n. pl. [L., nourishes, pl. of altrix.] (Zo["o]l.) Nursers, -- a term applied to those birds whose young are hatched in a very immature and helpless condition, so as to require the care of their parents for some time; -- opposed to {pr[ae]coces}. [1913 Webster]

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  • altrices — al.ˈtrī(ˌ)sēz noun plural Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Latin, plural of altric , altrix female nourisher, from altor male nourisher (from altus, past participle of alere to nourish + or or) + ic , ix trix more at old : altricial birds * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • altrices — al·tri·ces …   English syllables

  • Altrical — Al tri*cal, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Like the altrices. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heterophagi — Het e*roph a*gi, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? other + ? to eat.] (Zo[ o]l.) Altrices. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Altricial — means requiring nourishment and refers to a pattern of growth and development in organisms which are incapable of moving around on their own soon after hatching or being born. The word is derived from the Latin root alere meaning to nurse, to… …   Wikipedia

  • Птенцовые птицы — Птенцы Птенцовые птицы (лат. nidicolae [нидúколе], также altrices [áльтрицес]) группа птиц, эмбриональ …   Википедия

  • psilopaedes — ˌsīlōˈpē(ˌ)dēz noun plural Etymology: New Latin, from psil + Greek paides, plural of païs child more at few archaic : altrices …   Useful english dictionary

  • al|tri|cial — «al TRIHSH uhl», adjective. of or having to do with birds that are born blind, usually without feathers, and thus helpless for some time after hatching. ╂[< New Latin altrices those that nourish, plural of Latin altrīx, īcis a nurse + English… …   Useful english dictionary

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