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cannibalism

cannibalism  

[De]The practice of eating human flesh, normally either out of dire need or for ceremonial purposes. The latter is more common, and usually related to a belief that eating parts of deceased relatives ...
cheating

cheating  

An evolutionary strategy, in which some members of a species gain an advantage over others by not conforming to the social norm. For example, alarm signals incur a cost in attracting the attention of ...
drinking

drinking  

Taking in water by mouth to quench thirst. Many aquatic animals take water in through the mouth, but this may play no role in homeostasis. True drinking applies to terrestrial animals that take in ...
foraging

foraging  

All behaviour that is associated with the obtaining and consumption of food for which the animal must search or hunt. Compare feeding.
hunger

hunger  

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The desire for food that can be a pleasant sensation under normal circumstances but can be very unpleasant, even painful, if not satisfied in a timely manner. Hunger is a dominant feeling, both ...
rhythm

rhythm  

Any sequence of regularly recurring functions or events, such as certain physiological processes (e.g. see circadian rhythm). Locomotory movements may also have a rhythm as in the regular repetition ...
satiation

satiation  

A process that leads to the cessation of an activity, applied most commonly to feeding behaviour. Satiation may be associated with physiological changes and it occurs before the point at which ...

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