precocial


pre·co·cial

adjective \pri-ˈkō-shəl\

Definition of PRECOCIAL

:  capable of a high degree of independent activity from birth <ducklings are precocial> — compare altricial

Origin of PRECOCIAL

New Latin praecoces precocial birds, from Latin, plural of praecoc-, precox
First Known Use: circa 1872

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