mariculture

[ mar-i-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈmær ɪˌkʌl tʃər /

noun

marine aquaculture.

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Also called ocean farming.

Origin of mariculture

1900–05; <Latin mari-, combining form of mare sea + culture, on the model of agriculture
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British Dictionary definitions for mariculture

mariculture
/ (ˈmærɪˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the cultivation of marine plants and animals in their natural environment

Word Origin for mariculture

C20: from Latin mari-, mare sea + culture
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