homing

[adj] - orienting or directing homeward or to a destination
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Homing

To return accurately to the place of origin, e.g. the return of salmon, after migration to the sea, to the same river in which they originally hatched.
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Homing

Hom'ing adjective Home-returning; -- used specifically of carrier pigeons.
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Homing

Hom'ing p.a. Home- returning. Homing pigeon , a pigeon trained to return home from a distance. Homing pigeons are used for sending back messages or for flying races. By carrying the birds away and releasing them at gradually increasing distances from home, they may be trained to return with m...
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homing

adjective orienting or directing homeward or to a destination; `the homing instinct`; `a homing beacon`
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Homing

• (a.) Home-returning; -- used specifically of carrier pigeons. • (p.a.) Home-returning.
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homing

ability of certain animals to return to a given place when displaced from it, often over great distances. The major navigational clues used by ... [6 related articles]
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Homing

[biology] Homing is the inherent ability of an animal to navigate towards an original location through unfamiliar areas. This location may be either a home territory, or a breeding spot. ==Uses== Homing abilities can be used to find the way back to home in a migration. It is often used in reference to going back to a breeding spot seen year...
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homing

the resetting of a sequential interrogating device to an invariant origin of sequence
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Homing

The ability of a salmon or steelhead to correctly identify and return to their natal stream, following maturation at sea.
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Homing

[hematopoietic] Homing is the phenomenon whereby cells migrate to the organ of their origin. By homing, transplanted hematopoietic cells are able to travel to and engraft or establish residence in the bone marrow. Various chemokines and receptors are involved in the homing of hematopoietic stem cells. ==Sites== ...
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