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sociobiology

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noun so·cio·bi·ol·o·gy \ˌsō-sē-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē, ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of sociobiology

  1. :  the comparative study of social organization and behavior in animals including humans especially with regard to its genetic basis and evolutionary history

sociobiological

play \-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

sociobiologist

play \-bī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun


1946

First Known Use of sociobiology

1946


Medical Dictionary

sociobiology

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noun so·cio·bi·ol·o·gy \ˌsō-sē-ō-bī-ˈäl-ə-jē, ˌsō-shē-\

Medical Definition of sociobiology

plural

sociobiologies

  1. :  the comparative study of the biological basis of social organization and behavior in animals and humans especially with regard to their genetic basis and evolutionary history

sociobiological

\-ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective

sociobiologically

\-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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