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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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