Definitions for hatchlingˈhætʃ lɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a young bird, reptile, or fish recently emerged from an egg.
Category: Developmental Biology, Zoology
Origin of hatchling:
any recently hatched animal (especially birds)
A newly hatched bird, reptile or other animal that has emerged from an egg.
Origin: to hatch + -ling
In oviparious biology, a hatchling is a bird or reptile that has newly emerged from an egg.
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