n. a branch of developmental biology which studies the behavior of organisms such as chicks and rats right from the embryonic stage. In the development of the nervous system and of behavior, there is continuity from the prenatal stage to postnatal development.

BEHAVIORAL EMBRYOLOGY: "Behavioral Embryology studies how, prior to hatching, embyonic chicks already display a certain sensitivity to light and other types of sensory stimuli."
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