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eel

(ēl),
Any of a number of scaleless, snakelike fish.
[M.E. ele, fr. O.E. ael]

eel

Eel has been long considered (1,300 years) an aphrodisiac in Japan and is traditionally eaten on the hottest day of the year; there is no data to support the alleged aphrodisiac effect, which appears related to its phallic shape.

eel

any TELEOST fish of the Anguilliformes, having a smooth, shiny skin, a long, snakelike body and reduced fins.

eel

elongated, serpent-like fish with no scales. Most are marine species but there are some freshwater types. They are members of the order Apodes and constitute a number of suborders.

eel rhabdovirus
several isolates from eels have not been shown to be associated with disease in eels, but some are pathogenic for trout and salmon.
eel stomatopapilloma
thought to be a viral infection.
eel stripe
see dorsal stripe.
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According to the UN watch blog on March 4, Elver "is rated first among three nominees to become the council's next 'Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food'.
Eel farmers frequently collect elvers as they arrive from the sea but eel farming is challenging since they are one of the few fish that will not breed in captivity.
In the present study, we have combined surface and volume densities to test the effect of four stocking densities on the growth and survival of European eels during the transition from the glass to the elver stage.
Jessop (1998) used large samples from the Nova Scotian elver fishery to show seasonal declines in length and weight and an increase in pigmentation of newly arrived elvers, Wang and Tzeng (1998) used SEM (scanning electron microscopy) and elemental analysis of otoliths to determine ages of elvers taken from Haiti, north to Nova Scotia.
The deliberate starvation of civilians in both international and internal armed conflict may constitute a war crime, and could also constitute a crime against humanity in the event of deliberate denial of food and also the deprivation of food sources or supplies, Ms Elver continued.
As they near the coast they change into little transparent eels called glass eels or elvers.
The robbery at his home in Elver Avenue, Toome, was discovered at 9.
Yusi Elver, the well-known political analyst and editor of the Bitter Lemons journal that specialises in the Palestinian-Israeli struggle, agreed with Al Dar's comments.
The agreement also provides that a certain percentage of elver (young eels) will be reserved for the European market for restocking.
Hilal Elver, UN special rapporteur on the Right to Food, was in the Philippines on an eightday official visit to assess the country's efforts to realize the people's right to food.
Among the photographs on display was one called Safety, by Charlotte Elver, 20, a student at Beechwood College.