Habit (biology)

Habit (biology)

Habit, when used in the context of biology, refers to the instinctive actions of animals and the natural tendencies of plants.

In zoology, this term is used most often to describe where an animal spends most of its life cycle. Habit may also refer to specific behavioral characteristics, even when directly related to physiology. For example:

In botany, the term is used most often to describe the general appearance, growth form, or architecture, of a plant. For example:


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