Definitions for "imprinting"
The learning of a behavioral pattern that occurs soon after birth or hatching in certain animals, in which a long-lasting response to an individual (such as a parent) or an object is rapidly acquired; it is particularly noted in the response of certain birds to the animal they first see after hatching, usually the parent, as in ducks who will follow the adult duck they first see.
A genetic mechanism by which genes are selectively expressed from the maternal or paternal homologue of a chromosome.
The differential expression of genes due to differential methylation of nucleosides.
The term for printing made-up envelopes for inventory - either plain or pre-printed.
To print new copy on a previously printed sheet.
The techique by which changeable copy is added to blank or pre-printed labels or tags etc. May be carried out with an in-line unit or with a secondary printing device such as a thermal transfer printer, an off-line impact printer, or computer.
The physiological and behavioral process by which migratory fish assimilate environmental cues to aid their return to their stream of origin as adults.
The process through which young fry "memorize" details about their home streams. As adult spawners, they use this knowledge to find their way back and to care for their own young.
The process by which young individuals of a species acquire irreversible behavior patterns of that species. With respect to hearing, imprinting involves the ability of the brain to distinguish and process the sounds and rhythms of the first language or languages the young hear.
infant recognition of face, social gestures
A juvenile fish rearing and release process applied in an artificial propagation program to promote recognition, and high fidelity, of returning adult fish to the watershed of release..
An instinctual tendency in some animals that produces a strong attachment to a nearby adult. go to glossary index
in humans usually takes place in formative situations in which beliefs and values are installed. Unlike animals, imprinting in humans can be reversed.
Keywords:  genomic, see
See genomic imprinting.
The action of isolating each individual vertebra of the spine, using either the breath and/or movement.