sociobiology

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

Definition of sociobiology

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

sociobiological

play \ˌsō-sē-ō-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌsō-shē-\ adjective

sociobiologist

play \ˌsō-sē-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jist, ˌsō-shē-\ noun

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First Known Use of sociobiology

1946


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sociobiology

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

medical Definition of sociobiology

plural sociobiologies
: 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

play \-ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

sociobiologically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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