Definition of reproductive in English:


Pronunciation /ˌrēprəˈdəktiv/ /ˌriprəˈdəktɪv/

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  • Relating to or effecting reproduction.

    ‘the female reproductive system’
    • ‘And now he's leading the struggle, armed with an acoustic guitar and a variety of euphemisms for the female reproductive system.’
    • ‘Whereas the male body carried the burden of explaining the greater part of normative human anatomy, the pregnant female body served to illustrate the reproductive system and human generation.’
    • ‘This dietary effect on reproductive hormone metabolism may be especially influential to the peripubertal heifer, such as those used in this study.’
    • ‘Different strains infect different tissues and organs - lungs, guts, kidneys, livers, brains or reproductive systems.’
    • ‘They say a science based testing regime would include long term animal feeding trials with the whole genetically modified crop to test for carcinogenic, reproductive and other adverse effects.’
    • ‘It is well accepted that nutrient intake, body energy stores, and changes in BW and energy stores have dramatic effects on reproductive processes in the beef cow.’
    • ‘Five studies have now been completed, and each study demonstrates some negative effect on stallion reproductive parameters in controlled settings.’
    • ‘Although this loss is significant to cattle breeders, research pertaining to the toxic effects on bull reproductive performance is limited.’
    • ‘This manual contains an image of female reproductive anatomy based on a dissection, although not one performed by Rueff himself.’
    • ‘So the imagined porousness of the female anatomy may lead to anxiety about a greater loss of boundaries - that of the nonbeing associated with female reproductive processes.’
    • ‘There - most tragic cases are there's about 50 in which people are suing, claiming their kids got birth defects because the chemicals affected the reproductive system.’
    • ‘Among the items in the shack are a custom-designed beekeeper's veil that is embroidered with the reproductive system of the queen bee and a white jumpsuit inscribed with bee grafting instructions, wisdom, and lore.’
    • ‘Selenium is ‘linked’ with vitamin E in horse immune and reproductive systems.’
    • ‘What is the reproductive health care system like in Australia?’
    • ‘The female generally has much less reproductive potential than the male, and she invests significantly more time and energy in each offspring.’
    • ‘All the other females in the population are splitting their reproductive effort between males and females even though it is only the females, primed by a few sperm, who go on to contribute offspring to the next generation.’
    • ‘The aim is to give every Namibian learner and teacher accurate information on HIV and sexual reproductive health.’
    • ‘Within its limits the image blends two main features of Darwin's world, its astonishingly evolved, beautiful, sexual and reproductive contrivances and its deathliness.’
    • ‘The main stem apex in these varieties is not converted as quickly from a vegetative to reproductive state and generally will have about 16-18 main stem nodes at maturity.’
    • ‘I think therapeutic cloning for humans, and reproductive cloning for animals, both have more positives than negatives, but this is not a subject that can be concluded in one Dooyoo opinion.’
    generative, procreative, propagative
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