Meaning of sociobiology

so•ci•o•bi•ol•o•gy

Pronunciation: (sō"sē-ō-bī-ol'u-jē, sō"shē-), [key]
— n.
  1. the study of social behavior in animals with emphasis on the role of behavior in survival and reproduction, engaging branches of ethology, population genetics, and ecology.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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