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brood

(brūd),
1. Synonym(s): litter (2)
2. To ponder anxiously; to meditate morbidly.

brood

(bro͞od)
n.
The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds hatched at one time and cared for together.
v. brooded, brooding, broods
v.intr.
a. To sit on or hatch eggs.
b. To protect developing eggs or young.
v.tr.
a. To sit on or hatch (eggs).
b. To protect (developing eggs or young).
adj.
Kept for breeding: a brood hen.

brood′ing·ly adv.

brood

Veterinary medicine
noun A posse of young birds hatched simultaneously.
 
Vox populi
noun A popular term for one’s offspring.

verb To ruminate upon something to a morbid degree; to ponder, often melancholily.

brood

offspring or pertaining to offspring.

brood mare
a mare dedicated to the production of foals.
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Females were receptive to copulation within a few days of larval release, and were also capable of storing sperm and producing at least 2 broods from a single copulation.
Although the nesting style for Troodon is unusual, there are some similarities with one bird species - Egyptian Plover - which broods its eggs while they are partially buried in the sandy substrate of its nest.
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From he appearance of females that had evidently expelled their broods while in storage bags, I recorded a female as having prematurely given birth if her ovary was devoid of embryos, flaccid, and contained traces of fresh blood.
Jill Alldritt, the centre's education manager, said: "Why she would want to raise not one, but two broods with 80 noisy children beneath her is beyond me.