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animal behavior

noun
1.
behavior (def 2).
2.
a branch of biology that deals with the behavior of animals, encompassing such fields as ethology, comparative psychology, behavioral ecology, and sociobiology.
Related forms
animal behaviorist, noun
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  • Some people believe tonight's full moon will have a loony effect on human and animal behavior.
  • These compact systems allow scientists to study animal behavior without interference by a human observer.
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  • Scientists wanted to research animal behavior and anatomy.
  • To marry intuitive insight with systematic data collection is both the challenge and the joy of the study of animal behavior.
  • Scholars in the behavioral sciences, including psychology and animal behavior, may be especially prone to bias.
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  • In the past, you've used anthropomorphism to liven up stories about animal behavior.
Encyclopedia Article for animal behavior

any activity of an intact organism.

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