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Definitions for nidifugous
naɪˈdɪf yə gəsni·d·ifu·gous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nidifugousadjective

    (of birds) leaving the nest shortly after hatching

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  1. nidifugousadjective

    That leaves the nest shortly after hatching

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  1. Nidifugous

    Nidifugous organisms are those that leave the nest shortly after hatching or birth. It is derived from Latin nidus for "nest" and fugere meaning "to flee". The terminology is most often used to describe birds and was introduced by Lorenz Oken in 1816. The chicks of birds in many families such as the waders, waterfowl and gamebirds are usually nidifugous. The term "nidifugous" is sometimes used synonymously with "precocial", as all nifidugous species are precocial -- that is, born with open eyes and capable of independent locomotion. However, not all precocial birds leave the nest; some may stay at the nest, and are thus nidicolous instead.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nidifugous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nidifugous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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