Definitions for "altricial"
born naked and blind and dependent on parents for food; -- of hatchlings. Opposite of precocial.
refers to mammals born in a fairly undeveloped state; the young require close parental care for a period of time. Rabbits are born in an altricial state, whereas, hares are precocial.
Pertaining to newborn mammals that require prolonged parental care for survival.
Keywords:  nidicolous, see
See nidicolous.