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agonistic

/ag·o·nis·tic/ (ag″ŏ-nis´tik) pertaining to a struggle or competition; as an agonistic muscle, counteracted by an antagonistic muscle.

agonistic

(ăg′ə-nĭs′tĭk) also

agonistical

(-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Of or relating to an agonist.

ag′o·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.

Agonistic

Anatomy Referring to a muscle with an activity similar to the index muscle.
Pharmacology Referring to an agonist (drug).
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Furthermore, agonistic differentiation structures the male's cognitive and emotional approaches, giving him a gift for making distinctions and maintaining boundaries.
mellifera and native bees at the same time and on the same flower would lead to an increase in the frequency and duration of agonistic behavioral displays.
The increased inactive behavior and the decreased suckling, agonistic, locomotion, elimination, and other social behaviors in the treatment groups suggest that the piglets were depressed by mixing.
Agonistic political activism on the other hand is able to re-energize contemporary democratic politics and give "voice" to groups that might feel underrepresented or disadvantaged in contemporary liberal democracies.
This sudden change in agonistic behavior signifies the formation of the dominance relationship, and identifies the newly emerged subordinate and dominant (Herberholz et al.
The percent of piglets performing agonistic behavior was higher (P < 0.
And would more attention to disciplinary specificity challenge the progressive narrative that the book tells of the development of agonistic relationship between the "two cultures"?
In the female monosex culture, the animals burrowed less often and revealed higher inactivity and agonistic behavior than animals in mixed and male monosex cultures (Figure 2.
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These benefits entail risks to individuals because agonistic encounters can lead to injuries that reduce fitness or cause mortality (Svendsen, 1980; DeStefano et al.