Definitions for fecundityfɪˈkʌn dɪ ti
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fe•cundˈfi kʌnd, -kənd, ˈfɛk ʌnd, -ənd(adj.)
producing or capable of producing offspring, fruit, vegetation, etc., in abundance; prolific; fruitful.
very productive or creative intellectually:
the fecund years of the Italian Renaissance.
Origin of fecund:
1375–1425; late ME fecounde < AF < L fēcundus (see fetus ) +-cundus adj. suffix
fe•cun•di•tyfɪˈkʌn dɪ ti(n.)
the intellectual productivity of a creative imagination
the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
Ability to produce offspring.
Ability to cause growth.
Number, rate, or capacity of offspring production.
Rate of production of young by a female.
Origin: From fecunditas, from fecundus.
the quality or power of producing fruit; fruitfulness; especially (Biol.), the quality in female organisms of reproducing rapidly and in great numbers
the power of germinating; as in seeds
the power of bringing forth in abundance; fertility; richness of invention; as, the fecundity of God's creative power
Fecundity, derived from the word fecund, generally refers to the ability to reproduce. In demography, fecundity is the potential reproductive capacity of an individual or population. In biology, the definition is more equivalent to fertility, or the actual reproductive rate of an organism or population, measured by the number of gametes, seed set, or asexual propagules. This difference is because demography considers human fecundity which is often intentionally limited, while biology assumes that organisms do not limit fertility. Fecundity is under both genetic and environmental control, and is the major measure of fitness. Fecundation is another term for fertilization. Superfecundity refers to an organism's ability to store another organism's sperm and fertilize its own eggs from that store after a period of time, essentially making it appear as though fertilization occurred without sperm. Fecundity is important and well studied in the field of population ecology. Fecundity can increase or decrease in a population according to current conditions and certain regulating factors. For instance, in times of hardship for a population, such as a lack of food, juvenile and eventually adult fecundity has been shown to decrease.
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