Altricious | definition of altricious by Medical dictionary
altricious (al-trĭsh′ŭs) [L. altrix, stem altric-, nourisher]
1. Slow in developing.
2. Requiring long-term nursing care.
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The likelihood of eggs surviving to hatching was considered equal to nestlings surviving to fledging because young are altricious
and completely helpless (Small et al.