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mariculture

noun mari·cul·ture \ˈmer-ə-ˌkəl-chər, ˈma-rə-\

Definition of MARICULTURE

:  the cultivation of marine organisms in their natural environment
mari·cul·tur·ist \ˌmer-ə-ˈkəl-chə-rist, -ˈkəlch-rist, ˌma-rə-\ noun
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Origin of MARICULTURE

Latin mare sea + English -culture (as in agriculture)
First Known Use: circa 1909

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