Definition of pisciculture in English:

pisciculture

Line breaks: pisci|cul¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪsɪˌkʌltʃə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The controlled breeding and rearing of fish.
More example sentences
  • Dr Dharmakanta, famous surgeon, gregarious and home loving, knew everything from pisciculture in aquariums to baking cakes and pizzas, but not how to fly a kite.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin piscis 'fish' + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

Derivatives

piscicultural

Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃ(ə)r(ə)l/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The invention relates to a method for modulating the sedimentation rate of piscicultural dry pellets.

pisciculturist

Pronunciation: /-ˈkʌltʃərɪst/
noun
More example sentences
  • These structures, often put together by the pisciculturist himself, suffer from a number of drawbacks.

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