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Scandent
Climbing, as a plant
Altrical
Confined to the nexting place for a period after hatching
Mast
The fruit of the oak and beech (acorn, beechnut) or other forest trees, used as food by animals.
Crepuscular
Of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight. Appearing or flying in the twilight.
Evolution
Any process of formation or growth or development. The evolution of man, the drama, athe airplane, the automobile, etc.
Diurnal
Of or belonging to the daytime. Active by day as certain birds and insects.
A Melanism
A color variation caused by excessive amounts of brown pigment.
Albinism
A color variation caused by a complete absence or degeneration of the pigment
Moribund
In a dying state. On the verge of extinction or termination.
Anthropomorphic
Ascribing human form or attributes to beings or things not human
Varmint
An animal that people would consider as undesirable or causing damage to people or their commercial products.
Browse
Tender shoots, twigs, and leaves of trees and shrubs used for food by wildlife
Senile
Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of old age.
Arboreal
Pertaining to trees. Living in or among trees. Adapted for living and moving about in trees, as the limbs and skeleton of opossums, squirrels, monkeys, and apes.
Relict
A plant or animal species living in an environment which changed from that which is typical for it.
Endemic
Peculiar to a particular locality
Fossorial
Digging or burrowing. Adapted for digging, and the hands, feet and skeleton of moles, armadillos, etc.
Ecology
The branch of biology which treats of the relations between organisms and their environment. The branch of sociology concerned with the spacing of people and of institutions and their resulting interdependency.
Precocious
Forward in development, especially mental development, as a child. Prematurely developed, as the mind, faculties, etc.
Nocturnal
Of or pertaining to the night. Active at night, as many animals.
Precocial
Birds. Active, down-covered, and able to move about freely after hatching.