a state of motor nonresponsiveness produced by stroking in some animals, and exemplified by physical restraint. Termed hypnosis due to its resemblance to the trance-like state produced in humans by hypnosis.

ANIMAL HYPNOSIS: "Animal hypnosis is typified by a lack of motor responsiveness caused by stroking or self-restraint. "
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