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brood

(brūd),
1. Synonym(s): litter (2)
2. To ponder anxiously; to meditate morbidly.
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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.
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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.
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Snyder (1971) reported that predation also was the likely cause of most nest failures in his study, although he indicated that some nests disappeared as a result of brooding females consuming their eggs.
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"Based on our calculations, the eggshells of Troodon were very similar to those of brooding birds, which tells us that this dinosaur did not completely bury its eggs in nesting materials like crocodiles do," study co-author Zelenitsky, assistant professor of geosciences, (http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/utoday/april19-2013/dinosaur-egg-study-supports-evolutionary-link) said in a statement .
In many species that provide parental care, however, both mating and brooding may be directly observed (e.g., Vincent and Giles, 2003).
Females of Lethocerinae deposit the egg masses on emergent vegetation, and brooding male role is aimed at hydrating egg clutches and protecting them against predators, including unrelated females (Ichikawa 1988, 1995).
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