brood stock

brood stock

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • brood stock — noun : a small population of any animal maintained as a source of population replacement or for the establishment of new populations (as of game birds) in suitable habitats …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brood — Brood, a. 1. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs. [1913 Webster] 2. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • captive brood stock — fish raised and spawned in captivity …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • brood — broodless, adj. /broohd/, n. 1. a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young. 2. a breed, species, group, or kind: The museum exhibited a brood of monumental sculptures. v.t. 3. to sit upon (eggs) to hatch, as …   Universalium

  • stock — Synonyms and related words: Animalia, Broadway, ability, abundance, acceptation, accepted, acception, accommodate, accumulate, accumulation, accustomed, acquiescence, affiliation, afford, allotment, allowance, amass, amassment, ancestor, ancestry …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stock — I. noun Etymology: Middle English stok, from Old English stocc; akin to Old High German stoc stick Date: before 12th century 1. a. archaic stump b. archaic a log or block of wood c. (1) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stock pond — a pond for rearing brood fish …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • brood — Synonyms and related words: agonize, animal kingdom, be abstracted, be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be with child, blood, breed, carry, carry young, chew the cud, children, clan, class, clock, clutch, consider, contemplate, cover, debate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • brood — n 1. litter, nest, furrow, fry, spawn, spat; young, offspring, get. 2. breed, line, strain, stock, kind, species. v 3. incubate, hatch, sit, set, cover. 4. ponder, meditate, muse, reflect, contemplate; consider, study, weigh, deliberate, ruminate …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Mysida — Hemimysis anomala (Mysidae) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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