Altricial facts for kids
Altricial, meaning "requiring care", refers to a group or kind of creature that is incapable of moving around on its own soon after hatching or being born. The word is derived from the Latin root alere meaning "to nurse, to rear, or to nourish", which means that young has to be taken care of for a long time before it can overcome its helplessness.
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A human baby. Human children are not truly altricial, but develop through a brief stage in the short months after birth.
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