unhatched

adjective
un·​hatched | \ ˌən-ˈhacht How to pronounce unhatched (audio) \

Definition of unhatched

: not hatched unhatched eggs an unhatched chick

Examples of unhatched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The little sharks that hatch early often eat unhatched eggs, and sometimes even their hatched siblings. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Cannibalism in the Womb May Have Made Megalodon a Titanic Terror," 5 Oct. 2020 To destroy unhatched eggs, place items in which weevils are not visible in the freezer for four days. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Rid your pantry of weevils and keep them away," 2 Sep. 2020 In addition, embryos in unhatched eggs showed signs of genetic mutations, and suffered deformities when hatched. John D'anna, The Arizona Republic, "One of the derailed Tempe tanker cars was carrying cyclohexanone. Should we be worried?," 29 July 2020 Tragedy strikes when Scott and his companions perish on the return journey from the South Pole, but the book’s most thrilling passage follows Cherry-Garrard’s three-man, midwinter journey to collect an unhatched penguin egg. Jen Rose Smith, Washington Post, "These epic travel disasters will take the edge off your wanderlust," 10 July 2020 The plot, driven by Harley’s hyperactive narration, zigzags and hopscotches across time and space to fill in the back stories of her frenemies, the as-yet-unhatched predatory birds who get top billing. New York Times, "‘Birds of Prey’ Review: Nihilism for Fun and Profit," 6 Feb. 2020 Water released through Glen Canyon Dam can cause river temperatures to plummet to an average of 46 degrees, leaving chub eggs to freeze and the unhatched fish to perish. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "Agency proposes to downlist humpback chub on the Colorado River, citing recovery efforts," 22 Jan. 2020 These findings, newly detailed in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, suggest that unhatched embryos are not only highly attuned to danger, but also capable of sharing this information with nestmates. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Unhatched Bird Embryos Communicate With Siblings by Vibrating Their Shells," 23 July 2019 The mass nesting event, called an arribada, is overseen by local residents, many of whom can legally harvest and sell a portion of unhatched eggs. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "These are our best animal photos of 2019," 25 Nov. 2019

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1601, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2020

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“Unhatched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhatched. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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