Meaning of fecundability in English:



mass nounMedicine Zoology
  • The probability of a woman or female animal conceiving within a given period of time, especially during a specific month or menstrual cycle.

    • ‘If a recognised pregnancy occurs, the simple recording of the ‘time to conceive’ yields a relative measure of fecundability.’
    • ‘In three studies investigators found a decrease in human fecundability for several pesticide exposure categories, whereas such a decrease was not found in one study.’
    • ‘Data from the study were analyzed to determine whether smoking, caffeine, or alcohol use among men and women affect fecundability’