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spawn

 (spôn)
n.
1. The eggs of aquatic animals such as bivalve mollusks, fishes, and amphibians.
2. Offspring, especially when occurring in large numbers.
3. A product or an outcome: the spawn of a prodigious imagination.
4. Mycelia of mushrooms or other fungi grown in specially prepared organic matter for planting in beds.
v. spawned, spawn·ing, spawns
v.intr.
1. To deposit eggs; produce spawn.
2. To produce offspring in large numbers.
v.tr.
1. To produce or deposit (spawn).
2. To produce (offspring).
3. To produce or give rise to: tyranny that spawned revolt.
4. To plant with mycelia grown in specially prepared organic matter.

[Middle English spawne, from spawnen, to spawn, from Anglo-Norman espaundre, from Latin expandere; see expand.]

spawn′er n.

spawning

(ˈspɔːnɪŋ)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the act or process of producing or depositing eggs
b. (as modifier): spawning grounds.
2. (Zoology) (as modifier): spawning grounds.
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spawning

noun
The process by which an organism produces others of its kind:
Obsolete: increase.
Translations

spawning

[ˈspɔːnɪŋ] Ndesove m, freza f

spawning

nLaichen nt
adj
fishlaichend, Laich-; spawning timeLaichzeit f
(= sprawling)sich stark ausbreitend or vermehrend
References in classic literature ?
But he looked across a million years, at two mad creatures who had slipped the leach of the generations and who were back in the darkness of spawning life ere dawning intelligence had modified the chemistry of such life to softness of consideration.
This was a wise provision on the part of the Fish Commission, for it was necessary to give the spawning salmon some opportunity to ascend the river and lay their eggs.
There is no concise data available regarding spawns but according to a user called Rathbunkum, there might be many variations in the spawning rates.
Select Science--That walleyes have spawning migrations and return the same site in successive years is no surprise to knowledgeable walleye anglers, but you might be surprised at the length and complexity of their migration routes.
Spawning and spent ovaries were found in the months of April and May and to some extent in October and November.
granosa occurred throughout the year, with maximum spawning activity observed from April 2012 to late June 2012 (15%-28%) in males and from March 2012 to late June 2012 (19%-44%) in females.
Abstract--We analyzed the macroscopic and histological maturity data of Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) collected off Patagonia in the spawning area of the Patagonian stock of this species between 2005 and 2014 to determine the frequency of skipped spawning.
Fish and Wildlife Service, the Water Forum, Sacramento County Regional Parks, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will begin work on the 2016 Lower American River Salmonid Spawning and Rearing Habitat Restoration Project in early August.
Gambusia nobilis occur at high densities in their native habitat and commonly aggregate around spawning pupfish pairs, suggesting that they might be preying upon newly deposited eggs of C.
Key words: aquarium, behavior, egg mass, fertilization, Lingcod, milt, Ophiodon elongatus, spawning
In this case, several batches of eggs are produced during spawning season, gonads histological sections exhibit continuous oocyte recruitment from reserve stocks, and fecundity estimation is obtained per batch (Hunter et al.
Lower lipid concentration and energy content were detected in eggs of the fourth and fifth spawns, which may indicate for the first time a decrease in maternal provisioning as a result of multiple spawning in a decapod with direct development.