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breed·er

 (brē′dər)
n.
1. A person who breeds animals or plants.
2. An animal kept to produce offspring.
3. Offensive Slang A heterosexual person.
4. A source or cause: social injustice—a breeder of revolutions.
5. A breeder reactor.

breeder

(ˈbriːdə)
n
1. (Professions) a person who breeds plants or animals
2. something that reproduces, esp to excess: rabbits are persistent breeders.
3. (Agriculture) an animal kept for breeding purposes
4. a source or cause: a breeder of discontent.
5. (Nuclear Physics) short for breeder reactor

breed•er

(ˈbri dər)

n.
1. an animal, plant, or person that reproduces.
2. a person who raises animals or plants primarily for breeding purposes.
3. Also called breed′er reac`tor. a nuclear reactor in which more fissile material is produced than is consumed.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breeder - a person who breeds animalsbreeder - a person who breeds animals    
stock farmer, stock raiser, stockman - farmer who breed or raises livestock
Translations

breeder

[ˈbriːdəʳ] N
1. (= person) → criador(a) m/f
2. (= animal) → reproductor(a) m/f
3. (Phys) (also breeder reactor) → reactor m

breeder

[ˈbriːdər]
n (= person) → éleveur m
breeder reactorbreeder reactor nsurgénérateur m

breeder

n
(= person)Züchter(in) m(f)
(Phys: also breeder reactor) → Brutreaktor m, → Brüter m

breeder

[ˈbriːdəʳ] n
a. (person) → allevatore/trice
b. (Phys) (also breeder reactor) → reattore m autofertilizzante
References in periodicals archive ?
Transmission of MG infection has been reported by vertical via egg yolk through infected breeder flock as well as by horizontally through close physical contacts.
With respect to chicken production numbers, while the USDA reports that the United States broiler breeder flock is 4% larger than a year ago, the agency also reports that egg production, hatch rates and livability are trending below last year.
Since then, Smith has held positions throughout the live production side of the business including Broiler Flock Supervisor, Breeder Flock Supervisor and, most recently, Advanced Trainee.
A second HPAI-positive broiler breeder flock of 55,000 birds was identified in the control zone <10 days after identification of the first site; this site also had only 1 house affected.
Tyson Foods (TSN.N) was down 3.2 percent at $61.52 after a strain of bird flu was detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted with the company.
Moreover, multiage layer and breeder flock kept in close contacts could be the foremost reason in the persistence of MG infection.
Progress continues on our new Kinston, North Carolina, complex, and we placed our first breeder flock in April.
The flock sampled on the nearby farm was a breeder flock also in place in September.
This increase in egg weight reflects the highest breeder flock age of HB strain as eggs obtained from breeder flock of HB, ST, AA and HY were 52, 50, 50 and 50 weeks old respectively.
In addition, the same author found a strong correlation between weight control in breeder and achieving a high fertility level throughout the life of a breeder flock.