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1
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Afterbirth
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Placenta & fetal membranes expelled from uterus in parturition
2
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Albino
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Genetic trait causing lack of pigment in the skin, hair, & irises of the eye
3
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Alter
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To neuter a male animal
4
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Artificial insemination
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Introduction of semen into the uterus by other than natural means
5
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Billy goat
A
A male goat
6
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Bitch
A
A female dog
7
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Boar
A
A male pig
8
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Breed

(Noun)
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A group of related animals similar enough to produce similar offspring
9
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Breed

(Verb)
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To supervise the sexual propagation of animals
10
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Brood
A
Offspring from one hatching of a bird's eggs
11
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Broody
A
Hen sitting on eggs
12
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Buck
A
A male deer, goat, rabbit, or kangaroo
13
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Bull
A
Male of various large mammals, especially cattle
14
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Bullock
A
A castrated bull or steer
15
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Capon
A
A neutered rooster
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Cesarean section
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Removal of unborn young by surgical incision into the uterus
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Abortion
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Premature expulsion of a fetus, either by nature or intent
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Calf
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Bovine young less than one year old; seal young
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Castration
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Removal of the testicles; neutering a male animal
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Chick
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A young bird, especially a chicken
21
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Chromosome
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Bodies within the cell nucleus which store genetic information
22
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Clutch
A
A group of eggs laid at one time by a bird
23
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Cob
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A male swan
24
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Cock
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A male chicken over one year old
25
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Cockerel
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A male chicken under one year old
26
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Colostrum
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Protein- and antibody-rich milk secreted by the mother after giving birth
27
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Colt
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A male horse before maturity
28
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Congenital
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Condition existing @ birth, but not hereditary
29
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Cow
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The female of various large animals, especially cattle
30
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Cur
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A mixed-breed dog of little value
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Cygnet
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A young swan
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Dam
A
Female parent
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Doe
A
An adult female goat or deer
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Drake
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A male duck
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Duckling
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A young duck
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Embryo
A
Undeveloped fetus; the young in an early stage of delevopment
37
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Entire
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Unneutered
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Estrus
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Time of reproductive cycle when the female is receptive to mating
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Ewe
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A female sheep of breeding age
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Fertilization
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Union of the sperm & egg
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Fetus
A
Unborn developing animal
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Filly
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A female horse under four years old
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Fledgling
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A young bird just learning to fly
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Foal
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A young or newborn horse
45
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Gander
A
A male goose
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Gelding
A
A neutered male horse
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Gene
A
Part of chromosomes carrying hereditary information
48
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Genitalia
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Part of the reproductive anatomy
49
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Gestation period
A
Time between conception & birth of an offspring
50
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Gilt
A
A young female pig
51
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Gobbler
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A male turkey
52
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Gosling
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A young goose
53
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Gravid
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Pregnant; containing developing young
54
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Heat
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Estrus condition
55
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Heifer
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A young cow
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Hereditary
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Transmissible from parent to offspring; genetically determined
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Inguinal hernia
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Protrusion of tissue through inguinal canals of males
58
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Jack
A
A male donkey; jackass
59
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Jenny
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A female donkey
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Kid
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A young goat
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Kitten
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A young cat
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Lamb
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A young sheep
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Litter
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Several offspring from one birth, especially in mammals
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Mammary glands
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Glands of female mammals that secret milk after parturition
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Mare
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A female horse four years or older
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Miscarriage
A
Expulsion of under developed fetus
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Monestrous
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Having one estrus period per year
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Mongrel
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A mixed-breed dog; a mutt
69
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Mule
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The sterile offspring of a horse and a donkey; any sterile hybrid
70
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Nanny goat
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A female goat
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Neonate
A
A newborn animal
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Nest
A
structure made or place chosen for breeding or laying eggs
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Neuter
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Removal of reproductive organs
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Nuptial plumage
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Brilliant mating season plumage exhibited by some birds usually male
75
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Oviparous
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Animals whose eggs develop outside the mothers body
76
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Ovoviviparous
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Animals whose eggs develop within the mothers oviduct
77
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Parturition
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The process of giving birth
78
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Pen
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Female swan
79
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Piglet
A
A young pig
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Pouch
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Fold of skin for carrying young on abdomen of female marsupial
81
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Placenta
A
Organ with the Gravid uterus, expelled after birthing
82
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Polyestrous
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Having more than one estrous period per year
83
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Pregnancy
A
Condition in which offspring develop in the uterus
84
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Prepuce
A
Protective sheath covering the penis
85
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Pullet
A
Female chicken less than one year old
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Pup
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A young dog; a young seal
87
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Queen
A
A mature, entire female cat used for breeding
88
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Ram
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A male, entire, sexually mature sheep (about six months or older)
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Rooster
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A male chicken
90
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Shoat
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A pig under one year old
91
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Sire
A
The male parent of any quadruped, especially a horse
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Sow
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A female pig
93
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Spay
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To remove the ovaries & uterus; to neuter a female animal
94
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Squab
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A fledgling pigeon
95
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Stag
A
A male deer
96
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Stallion
A
A male horse
97
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Steer
A
A neutered bull
98
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Stud
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A male horse used for breeding
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Tom
A
A male cat or turkey
100
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Umbilical cord
A
Vessel connecting the fetus to the placenta
101
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Vagina
A
Female passage for copulation & birthing
102
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Viviparous
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Giving birth to live young developed in the uterus
103
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Vixen
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A female fox
104
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Wether
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A neutered ram or bully goat
105
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Whelp

(Noun)
A
A young of a dog
106
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Whelp

(Verb)
A
Giving birth to, said especially of dogs