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Chinook salmon

or chinook salmon
n.
A large salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) native to northern Pacific waters and stocked in the Great Lakes, characterized by irregular black spots on the back and tail fin. Also called king salmon, quinnat salmon.

Chinook salmon

n
(Animals) a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, valued as a food fish. Also called: quinnat salmon or king salmon

chinook′ salm′on


n.
a large salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, of the N Pacific Ocean. Also called king salmon.
[1850–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chinook salmon - pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmonchinook salmon - pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, quinnat salmon, chinook salmon, king salmon, chinook - large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
salmon - flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae
2.chinook salmon - large Pacific salmon valued as foodchinook salmon - large Pacific salmon valued as food; adults die after spawning
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
chinook salmon, king salmon, chinook - pink or white flesh of large Pacific salmon
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Digestibility of various feedstuffs by post-juvenile chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in seawater.
Further, evidence of intraspecific variation at the regional scale in salinity tolerance has been observed in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), highlighting the need for assessing tolerances of offspring from multiple breeding adults (Taylor 2011).
Comparison of tricainemethanesulphonate (MS222) and clove oil anaesthesia effects on physiology of juvenile chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Watbaum).
This movement contrasts with that of other salmonids, such as Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and coho (O.
Similar changes such as cell necrosis in renal tissue were observed in other stressors studies, in the Anguilla anguilla (Olivereau & Olivereau, 1977), Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Kiryu & Moffitt, 2001), Chana punctatus (Bhuiyan et al, 2001), Mugil sp., Cyprinus carpio and Barbas sp.
Lipid oxidation is inhibited by isoeugenol exposure in chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus Tshawytscha) fillets during storage at 15??c.
In contrast, larval spinal deformities in chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) were found to be a nonadditive genetic effect and rather result from interactions between parental genomes [31].
The team found that the activation of this cable in 2010 did not hinder young Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from migrating through the bay from inland rivers.