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Informatics The inclusion of a block of data or programming subroutine within another subroutine, often in the form of a functional loop of logic, performing the routine a number of times before continuing with the program
Obstetrics House cleaning by a woman in late pregnancy, which is more common with the first-born child, fancifully likened to birds building a nest before laying and hatching eggs. Cf Empty nest syndrome

nesting

Obstetrics Frenetic house cleaning by a ♀ in late pregnancy, which is more common with the first-born child, fancifully likened to birds building a nest and preparing to lay and incubate chicks

nesting

(nest′ing)
1. Preparation by a pregnant mother for childbirth and the care of her anticipated newborn, e.g., by cleaning house and furnishing or decorating the newborn's room.
2. Wrapping or surrounding an infant with soft protective insulating materials, e.g., blankets or towels.

nesting

see avian nesting.
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The caiman females were recorded demonstrating the aggressive vocal display reported for other crocodilian species during nest guarding.
I incorporated independent variables likely to account for differences in percent daily loss in mass during nest guarding and percent daily gain in mass after release.
Nest guarding males are distinguished by their bright yellow or orange color and dark black vertical stripes.