vulnerable

vulnerable
1) that part of a population likely to be captured by a particular gear
2) in the IUCN Criteria for threatened species, a taxon is Vulnerable when it is not Critically Endangered or Endangered but is facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future. Abbreviated VU
3) any indigenous species of fauna or flora that is particularly at risk because of low or declining numbers, occurrence at the fringe of its range or in restricted areas, or for some other reason, but is not a threatened species; such vulnerable species require careful watching

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • vulnérable — [ vylnerabl ] adj. • 1676; lat. vulnerabilis, de vulnerare « blesser » 1 ♦ Qui peut être blessé, frappé par un mal physique. Endroit, point vulnérable. Ils « ne sont pas immunisés, ils sont vulnérables » (Duhamel) (⇒ fragile) . 2 ♦ (Abstrait) Qui …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vulnerable — Vul ner*a*ble, a. [L. vulnerabilis wounding, injurious, from vulnerare to wound, vulnus a wound; akin to Skr. vra?a: cf. F. vuln[ e]rable.] [1913 Webster] 1. Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or external injuries; as, a vulnerable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • vulnerable — [vul′nər ə bəl] adj. [LL vulnerabilis, wounding, likely to injure (also, in pass. sense, vulnerable) < L vulnerare, to wound < vulnus (gen. vulneris), a wound < IE base * wel > L vellere: see REVULSION] 1. that can be wounded or… …   English World dictionary

  • vulnerable — que se encuentra en una posición o situación de riesgo en la que puede ser objeto de una infección o lesión Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. vulnerable Que se encuentra en una …   Diccionario médico

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  • vulnerable — I adjective accessible, approachable, assailable, attainable, beatable, capable of receiving injuries, defenseless, exposed, fallible, guardless, indefensible, insecure, liable to attack, obtainable, open, penetrable, precarious, pregnable, qui… …   Law dictionary

  • vulnerable — c.1600, from L.L. vulnerabilis wounding, from L. vulnerare to wound, from vulnus (gen. vulneris) wound, perhaps related to vellere pluck, to tear …   Etymology dictionary

  • vulnerable — [adj] open to attack accessible, assailable, defenseless, exposed, liable, naked, on the line*, on the spot*, out on a limb*, ready, sensitive, sitting duck*, sucker*, susceptible, tender, thin skinned*, unguarded, unprotected, unsafe, weak, wide …   New thesaurus

  • vulnerable — VULNERABLE. adj. de tout genre. Qui peut estre blessé. Il n a point d usage …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • vulnerable — (Del lat. vulnerabĭlis). adj. Que puede ser herido o recibir lesión, física o moralmente …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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