hatchling


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hatch·ling

 (hăch′lĭng)
n.
A newly hatched animal.

hatchling

(ˈhætʃlɪŋ)
n
(Biology) a young animal that has newly emerged from an egg
[C19: from hatch1 + -ling1]

hatch•ling

(ˈhætʃ lɪŋ)

n.
a young bird, reptile, or fish recently emerged from an egg.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatchling - any recently hatched animal (especially birds)hatchling - any recently hatched animal (especially birds)
young, offspring - any immature animal
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It's illegal to touch or harass a sea turtle egg, hatchling or adult, cautions Bernhard.
And rainfall can influence hatchling development and their ability to escape the nest, says Rafferty.
Using the offspring of three sympatric whelks: Cominella virgata (one embryo per capsule); Cominella maculosa (multiple embryos per capsule); and Haustrum scobina (multiple embryos per capsule and nurse-embryo consumption), we examined how contrasting reproductive strategies mediate inter- and intraspecific differences in hatchling provisioning.
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EMERGENCE PATTERN OF HATCHLING KEMP'S RIDLEY (LEPIDOCHELYS KEMPII) SEA TURTLES AT THEIR NATURAL NESTING BEACH.
Basic Biology--Scientists studying fish populations on Lake Michigan were surprised to collect tiny hatchling burbot in late June.
In general the life cycle of earthworms is composed of cocoon hatchling juvenile and adult.
This is the story of their adventures with a hatchling Gryphon named Edric.
The hatchling spends his days "not doing much of anything, like all crocodiles like to do".
The aim is to ascertain specific thresholds when acidification begins to affect hatching time, hatchling size, and the hatchlings' yolk sacs--the critical energy source they rely on to develop and grow until they can capture prey.
Despite the emphasis on increasing the number of hatchlings through nest protection and captive rearing and release ("headstarting"; Seigel and Dodd, 2000; Ernst and Lovich, 2009), few studies have been conducted on space-use patterns of hatchling freshwater turtles once they leave their nest.