darwinian reflex


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Related to darwinian reflex: symmetrical tonic neck reflex, traction response

dar·win·i·an re·flex

the tendency of young infants to grasp a bar and hang suspended. Compare: grasping reflex.

darwinian reflex

dar·win·i·an ref·lex

(dahr-win'ē-ăn rē'fleks)
The tendency of young infants to grasp a bar and hang suspended.
Compare: grasping reflex

Darwin,

Charles R., English biologist and evolutionist, 1809-1882.
darwinian ear - an auricle in which the upper border is not rolled over to form the helix, but projects upward as a flat, sharp edge.
darwinian reflex - the tendency of young infants to grasp a bar and hang suspended.
darwinian theory - the theory of the origin of species and of the development of higher organisms from lower forms through natural selection.
darwinian tubercle - a small projection from the upper end of the posterior portion of the incurved free margin of the helix. Synonym(s): auricular tubercle