milt

noun
\ˈmilt \

Definition of milt 

: the sperm-containing fluid of a male fish

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Salmon milt is being used as a substitute for silicon in computers and in LED lighting. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Seafood industry seeks new value in fish parts," 15 Jan. 2018 Eggs are then deposited and males curve around the female and release milt that flows into the nest and fertilizes the eggs. Ernie Cowan Outdoors, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Annual spring ritual of grunion arriving on beaches," 28 Apr. 2018 One female oozed eggs as it was released and one male deposited milt on the ice. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Wisconsin's Lake Michigan harbors host world-class ice fishing for trout," 13 Jan. 2018 Alaska's seafood catches produce 700 million pounds of internal organs such as milt, livers, stomachs and enzymes. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Seafood industry seeks new value in fish parts," 15 Jan. 2018 CPW’s collection crew on Tuesday found few fish able to produce eggs and milt. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s rarest fish: greenback cutthroats endure electro-zapping, netting and squeezing as biologists try to save state fish from extinction," 13 June 2017 Scientists theorize that when ice comes out late, all the walleyes are full of roe (fish eggs) and milt (fish sperm) and the spawning period is compressed into a brief — but efficient — orgy. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Why walleye fishing should be better than usual this opening weekend," 11 May 2017 Even the collection of eggs and milt on Bear Creek is proving tricky. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s rarest fish: greenback cutthroats endure electro-zapping, netting and squeezing as biologists try to save state fish from extinction," 13 June 2017 Then the male wraps his body around hers, spraying sperm-laden milt that fertilizes the eggs. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "Silver Fish Surf the Waves to Spawn on California Beaches," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of milt

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milt

probably from Middle Dutch milte milt of fish, spleen; akin to Old English milte spleen — more at melt

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milt

noun
\ˈmilt \

Medical Definition of milt 

: the sperm-containing fluid of a male fish

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