alevin

[al-uh-vuhn]
noun Ichthyology.
a fry, especially a salmon, whose yolk is depleted.

Origin:
1865–70; < French, Old FrenchVulgar Latin *allevamen, equivalent to Latin allevā(re) to lift up, raise (probably in Vulgar Latin: to bring up, rear; al- al- + levāre to raise; see lever) + -men resultative noun suffix; compare Italian dialect alvam calf

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alevin (ˈælɪvɪn)
 
n
a young fish, esp a young salmon or trout
 
[C19: from French, from Old French alever to rear (young), from Latin levāre to raise]

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It can also be seen that the eggs and alevin are found relatively close to the surface.
Once the eggs become alevin, they will also live in the trays.
The effect of transported stream sediments on survival of sockeye and pink salmon eggs and alevin.
The effect of transported stream sediments on the survival of sockeye and pink salmon eggs and alevin.
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