sociobiology
noun Date: 1946 the comparative study of social organization and behavior in animals including humans especially with regard to its genetic basis and evolutionary history • sociobiological adjectivesociobiologist noun

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  • sociobiology — so·cio·bi·ol·o·gy .sō sē ō bī äl ə jē, .sō shē n, pl gies the comparative study of the biological basis of social organization and behavior in animals and humans esp. with regard to their genetic basis and evolutionary history… …   Medical dictionary

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