Definition of ethogram in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈiːθəɡram/


A catalogue or table of all the different kinds of behaviour or activity observed in an animal.
Example sentences
  • The first 5 minutes of each day were coded and analyzed according to a behavioral ethogram.
  • An initial series of five single observations was used to create a qualitative description and ethogram of the mating behavior.
  • Complete ethograms were not always provided in published papers, nor are behavioral methods standardized among investigators.


1930s: from Greek ēthos 'nature, disposition' + -gram1.

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