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endozoochory (s) (noun), endozoochories (pl)
Seed dispersal via the ingestion by vertebrate animals; mostly, birds and mammals: Endozoochory is generally a mutualistic relationship in which a plant surrounds seeds with an edible, nutritious fruit, as a good food for animals that consume it.

Birds and mammals are the most important seed dispersers with the system ofendozoochory; however, there are a wide variety of other animals, including turtles and fish, which also transport viable seeds.

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