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2012-06-12 14:19:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Scientists reported in the American journal of Primatology that gorillas use a type of "baby talk" when communicating with infants. A team of scientists studied captive western lowland gorillas by watching and filming the animals as they interacted. Western lowland gorillas have a wide range of communication gestures, so the team focused on facial expressions and hand signals used in play. Eva Maria Luef from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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