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Frisch, Karl von

Syllabification: Frisch, Karl von
Pronunciation: /friSH
 
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Definition of Frisch, Karl von in English:

( 1886–1982), Austrian zoologist. He worked mainly on honeybees, studying particularly their vision, navigation, and communication. He showed that they perform an elaborate dance in the hive to indicate the direction and distance of food. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1973), shared with Konrad Lorenz and Nikolaas Tinbergen.

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