Definition of hatchling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaCHliNG/


A young animal that has recently emerged from its egg.
Example sentences
  • Predators of eggs and hatchlings include small mammals, birds, and other reptiles.
  • Large-yolked eggs carry more lipid energy and may result in larger hatchlings or hatchlings with larger residual yolk reserves.
  • The presence of remnant yolk sacs was a good indication that these were indeed hatchlings emerging from their nests.

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Syllabification: hatch·ling

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