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Herbivore

animal that eats only plant material


Heterotroph

an organism that cannot manufacture its own food


Heterozygous

a genotype with different alleles


Hibernation

state of torpor in animals in cold weather


Hierachy

the order of authority in a pack of animals


Hindgut fermenters

animals that digest most of the food after the stomach, within the caecum


Hip dysplasia

condition of the hips that leads to malformation of the ball and socket joint of the hip bone


Homeostasis

the maintenance of a constant internal environment 


Homozygous

a genotype with the same alleles


Hormones

proteins that act as chemical messengers



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