Definición de autotomy en inglés:

autotomy

Silabificación: au·tot·o·my
Pronunciación: /ôˈtätəmē
 
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sustantivo

Zoology
The casting off of a part of the body (e.g., the tail of a lizard) by an animal under threat.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The characteristics that best predicted autotomy - smaller body size or female gender - also correlated with a lower escape rate by the alternative escape tactic, struggling and pinching the predator.
  • Through a process called autotomy, muscles can contract violently along the base of an appendage, breaking off the limb.
  • I could not assess at what point during the predation encounters the lizards employed autotomy.

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Pronunciación: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
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