Pronunciation: (sēd'stok"), [key]
1. seed, tubers, or roots selected and kept for planting.
2. animals, esp. pedigreed livestock, maintained for breeding purposes.
3. the animals needed to replenish a population, as after hunting or fishing. Also,seed' stock".
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