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1. Removing regularly or occasionally from one region or climate to another; as, migratory birds.

2. Hence, roving; wandering; nomad; as, migratory habits; a migratory life.

(Science: zoology) Migratory locust, the American robin. See Robin.

Origin: Cf. F. Migratoire.

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... have autoreactive thymus derived CD4 and CD8 T-cells capable of some defense function while still immature which correlates with the increased migratory cytokines that help mobilize immune cells around the body (thymus-common-target np) and these are the same cytokines which chronic viral infections ...

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by NathanielZhu
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Bible vs Darwin

... depends to a large extent on what you consider instinct, and the answers are probably different for different organisms. Some behaviors, such as migratory patterns in birds and mammals, are probably learned from birth. Others may be genetically-programmed, such as an instinct to avoid brightly-colored ...

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by alextemplet
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:57 pm
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Re: Bible vs Darwin

... the actual organisms, and not in the past history of it's ancestors and their adaptation?" Just some examples are the mating of salmon, or migratory patterns in animals. Birds flying south for the winter. Or how do animals know what is poisonous to eat in nature? The only other comment ...

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Lethal Emotions in Birds

... of its body. Did it stop eating? I probably don't know any more than you about birds, but it can't hurt to throw out hypotheses. Maybe the migratory instinct caused it to shift its eating pattern.

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by AstusAleator
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:18 pm
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Topic: Lethal Emotions in Birds
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I can't reconcile the phenomena of instinct very well

Migratory birds apparently have magnetite crystals in their heads which likely interact with the Earth's magnetic fields to give the bird a sense of direction. Not sure if there is any evidence to suggest that the environment, ...

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by kotoreru
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:15 am
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Topic: I can't reconcile the phenomena of instinct very well
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