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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.
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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.
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Translations

spawning

[ˈspɔːnɪŋ] Ndesove m, freza f
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spawning

nLaichen nt
adj
fishlaichend, Laich-; spawning timeLaichzeit f
(= sprawling)sich stark ausbreitend or vermehrend
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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.
Previous to spawning, fishes exhibited ovaries full of oocytes in maturation stages (GVM, GVBD and HO), and also all primary and secondary growth oocytes stages (PG, CA, PG, CA, Vtg1, Vtg2, Vtg3).
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.
However, its pattern of asynchronous spawning and low fertility, associated with environmental factors in the reproductive cycle such as photoperiod, temperature, nutrition, salinity and rainfall (Coward & Bromage, 2000) are a challenge for fingerling supplies.
The discovery was made by researchers investigating whether corals that split their spawning over multiple months are more successful at spreading their offspring across different reefs.
The first-ever spawning on site of the Palawan native species of the biggest giant clam, in order to help increase its declining population, was held recently at Western Philippines University (WPU) Hatchery in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa City.
Immature eggs can be resorbed at the end of the spawning season.
Natural spawning events are difficult to observe in situ; thus, spawn timing is determined using gonad indices (GI) in many marine invertebrates (West 1990).
Peak red snapper spawning occurred from June through August throughout the time period, and a high probability (>75%) of spawning occurred during May from 1995 through 2017.
Increased chances of treasure chests spawning from 50-70 [percent] to 80-90 [percent].