Definitions for hatchlingˈhætʃ lɪŋ
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any recently hatched animal (especially birds)
A newly hatched bird, reptile or other animal that has emerged from an egg.
Origin: to hatch + -ling
In oviparious biology, a hatchling is a bird or reptile that has newly emerged from an egg.
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We believe that after the master sex gene on the sex chromosomes does its work, a cascade of gene regulatory processes (those governing development) is initiated leading to a male or a female hatchling reptile, for the most part, these regulatory processes are buffered in some way from varying temperatures in the nest, but only to a point. At high temperatures, the control of the master sex genes is eroded, and temperature brings in its influence.
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