One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A catalog or table of all the different kinds of behavior or activity observed in an animal.
- ‘An initial series of five single observations was used to create a qualitative description and ethogram of the mating behavior.’
- ‘The first 5 minutes of each day were coded and analyzed according to a behavioral ethogram.’
- ‘Complete ethograms were not always provided in published papers, nor are behavioral methods standardized among investigators.’
1930s: from Greek ēthos ‘nature, disposition’ + -gram.
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