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Definition of the noun Allomother

What does Allomother mean as a name of something?


  1. [zoology] An animal that provides some maternal care for the young born by another.

Definition of the verb Allomother

What does Allomother mean as a doing word?


  1. [transitive] To provide maternal care for another animal's young.

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Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

A 'false' or 'other' parent or mother (allomother). An animal who assists in providing PARENTALCAREto an individual who is not its offspring and may not even be related, e.g. cow elephants (allomothers) may take care of the offspring of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann, Colin Beer

Allogrooming See Grooming; Social grooming Allomarking See Scent marking Allomother Foster mother. A term so far applied only to female primates that show parental behavior (retrieving, guarding, cleaning, and so on — see parental care) ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

See Portal gastropathy alligator forceps Strong toothed forceps with a double clamp, used to retrieve stents, stones and in orthopaedic surgery See Forceps allomother Other mother A woman–aunt, grandmother, sister or man –brother, lover, ...

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Allomother Meaning

Video shows what allomother means. A human or other creature that provides some maternal care for the young born of another.. Allomother Meaning. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1L1L1O1M3O1T1H4E1R1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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