Gloger's rule

noun
Glo·​ger's rule | \ ˈglōgə(r)z- \

Definition of Gloger's rule

: a statement in zoology: within a species of warm-blooded animals the degree of melanin pigmentation tends to vary directly with the mean environmental temperature

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History and Etymology for Gloger's rule

after C. W. L. Gloger †1863 German zoologist

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“Gloger's rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gloger%27s%20rule. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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