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pecking order

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noun peck·ing order \ˈpek-iŋ-ˌ\

Medical Definition of pecking order

  1. :  the basic pattern of social organization within a flock of poultry in which each bird pecks another lower in the scale without fear of retaliation and submits to pecking by one of higher rank—compare cannibalism 3, dominance a



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