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Fisheries Division - Missouri River Program


Glossary of Terms

 

broodstock:  brood-stock n.  1. In aquaculture, a group of sexually mature individuals of a species that are kept for breeding purposes. 

channelize:  chan-nel-ize tr.v.  1. To make, form or cut channels in.  2. To direct through a channel.  chan-nel-i-za-tion

gravid:  grav-id adj.  Carrying developing young or eggs

hydrograph:  hy-dro-graph n.  A graph of the water level or rate of flow of a body of water as a function of time, showing seasonal change

lavage:  la-vage n.  The washing out of an organ, as the stomach, intestinal tract, or sinuses

macroinvertebrate:  mac-ro-in-ver-te-brate n.  A non-microscopic invertebrate

spawn:  spawn v.  1. To deposit eggs or spawn.  2. To produce offspring in large numbers.  spawn-ing

telemetry:  te-lem-e-try n.  The measurement of data at a remote source and transmission of the data (typically by radio) to a monitoring station. Telemetry is used, for example, to track the movements of wild animals that have been tagged with radio transmitters, and to transmit meteorological data from weather balloons to weather stations.

zooplankton:  zo-o-plank-ton n.  The animal constituent of plankton, which consists mainly of small crustaceans and fish larvae

 

 



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