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  • Altricial, meaning "requiring nourishment", 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 rear, or to nourish", and refers to the need for young to be fed and taken care of for a long duration.


    October 24, 2011

  • Misspelling of altricial?

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  • "organisms which are incapable of moving around on their own"

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  • God. I see these things *all over* Wall Street.

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  • Typos?

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  • Sofas upholstered in leftover carpet yarn from Soviet satellite republics?

    October 24, 2011

  • Eek, damn, sorry. My bad.

    October 25, 2011