REPRODUCTIVE SUPPRESSION

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One or more individuals in a group are unable to procreate, despite having reached maturity. May be a result of eusociality or the presence of alpha or dominant members of the group.

REPRODUCTIVE SUPPRESSION: "Bees and other hierarchical insects practice reproduction suppression."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "REPRODUCTIVE SUPPRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reproductive-suppression/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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