aquaculture definition by Webster's New World
the regulation and cultivation of water plants and animals for human use or consumption
Origin: aqua plush culture
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- aquacultural adjective
aquaculture definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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also aq·ui·cul·turenoun In both senses also called aquafarming.
- The science, art, and business of cultivating marine or freshwater food fish or shellfish, such as oysters, clams, salmon, and trout, under controlled conditions.
- aqˌua·culˈtur·al adjective
- aqˌua·culˈtur·ist noun
aquaculture - Science Definition
- The science of cultivating marine or freshwater food fish, such as salmon and trout, or shellfish, such as oysters and clams, under controlled conditions.
- See hydroponics.