innate

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immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a acquired immunity
innate mechanism in living organisms that controls the periodicity of many physiological functions biological clock
having innate abilities born
Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric closure , law of closure
Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction continuation , good continuation , law of continuation
innate or inherited hereditary
quality of being innate innateness
Austrian zoologist who studied the behavior of birds and emphasized the importance of innate as opposed to learned behaviors (1903-1989) Konrad Lorenz , Konrad Zacharias Lorenz , Lorenz
(philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate nativism
Dutch zoologist who showed that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped (1907-1988) Nikolaas Tinbergen , Tinbergen
acquired behavior that is practiced so long it seems innate second nature
person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity talent
going against one's innate character unnatural
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