aquaculturist

aquaculture

[ak-wuh-kuhl-cher, ah-kwuh-]
noun
the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture.


Origin:
1865–70; aqua- + (agri)culture

aquacultural, adjective
aquaculturist, noun
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aquaculture or aquiculture (ˈækwəˌkʌltʃə)
 
n
the cultivation of freshwater and marine resources, both plant and animal, for human consumption or use
 
aquiculture or aquiculture
 
n

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aquaculture
1887, from aqua- + culture.
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aquaculture   (āk'wə-kŭl'chər, ä'kwə-)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The science of cultivating marine or freshwater food fish, such as salmon and trout, or shellfish, such as oysters and clams, under controlled conditions.

  2. See hydroponics.


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