• Definition for "altricial"
    • Helpless, nude, and blind when hatched: altricial wild…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "altricial"
    • After all, we are big-brained altricial
    • View More
  • Synonym for "altricial"
  • Cross Reference for "altricial"

altricial definition

  • adjective:
    • Helpless, nude, and blind when hatched: altricial wild birds.
    • Helpless at delivery (of young pets); or having youthful which are helpless at birth.
    • created nude and blind and determined by parents for food; -- of hatchlings. Opposite of precocial.
    • (of hatchlings) nude and blind and determined by parents for food
    • Helpless, nude, and blind whenever hatched: altricial wild birds.
    • Helpless at birth (of youthful pets); or having youthful that are helpless at beginning.
    • produced nude and blind and dependent on moms and dads for meals; -- of hatchlings. Opposite of precocial.
    • (of hatchlings) nude and blind and determined by parents for meals
  • others:
    • becoming one of or of the Altrices; having the nature of Altrices; hoterophagous.
    • becoming one of or of the Altrices; having the nature of Altrices; hoterophagous.
138 votes

How would you define altricial?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!