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Definitions for reproductive
ˌri prəˈdʌk tɪvre·pro·duc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. generative, procreative, reproductiveadjective

    producing new life or offspring

    "the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions"; "the reproductive or generative organs"


  1. reproductivenoun

    A reproductive organism (especially such an insect)

  2. reproductiveadjective

    of or relating to reproduction

  3. reproductiveadjective

    that reproduces


  1. reproductive

    The reproductive system of an organism, also known as the genital system, is the biological system made up of all the anatomical organs involved in sexual reproduction. Many non-living substances such as fluids, hormones, and pheromones are also important accessories to the reproductive system. Unlike most organ systems, the sexes of differentiated species often have significant differences. These differences allow for a combination of genetic material between two individuals, which allows for the possibility of greater genetic fitness of the offspring.


  1. reproductive

    Reproductive refers to the biological process or capability of an organism (animals, humans, plants) to produce offspring or new individuals of the same species. It can also be a term used to describe methods, systems, structures or organs related to such process like the reproductive system in humans that includes organs such as the ovaries in females and testes in males. Notably, it can refer to a phase in an organism's life cycle when it produces offspring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproductiveadjective

    tending, or pertaining, to reproduction; employed in reproduction

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. reproductif.]

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reproductive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3616

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproductive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproductive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reproductive in a Sentence

  1. Xavier Becerra:

    Information is power, and all women should have access to the information they need when making personal health care decisions, the Reproductive FACT Act ensures that women in California receive accurate information about their health care options, including whether a facility is a licensed medical provider. The California Department of Justice will do everything necessary to protect women’s health care rights. The attorney general was not immediately available for additional comment when contacted by Fox News. The Supreme Court is intervening to regulate these types of laws and provide a sense of consistency. Indeed, other courts in states like New York, Texas and Maryland have invalidated laws that were similar to The Reproductive FACT Act. But some states -- such as Hawaii and Illinois -- currently have similar laws in place, which, like in California, have also led to appeals and other lawsuits. Specifically in Hawaii, Thomas Glessner said, one of the pregnancy resource centers is located in a church.

  2. The NYCLU:

    Today, New York State took a historic vote to protect women's rights and autonomy. The Reproductive Health Act recognizes reproductive health care as a fundamental right. The Reproductive Health Act takes abortion out of the criminal code and puts it where women's health belongs -- in the public health law. The Reproductive Health Act recognizes the range of medical professionals that women can turn to, expanding access to early care.

  3. Megan Huchko:

    When setting the stage for a universal health coverage debate, it really introduces the idea that family planning and reproductive health may not be included services and that's a dangerous precedent, we see this increasing understanding that people need access to reproductive health services and this feels like a definite step backwards when talking about medicines and vaccines, but explicitly excluding reproductive health.

  4. Johanna Schoen:

    Eugenics -- at its core -- is based on the state making reproductive decisions for others. Indiana's law basically does the same thing, limiting a woman's reproductive autonomy, he is tying eugenics to particular reproductive technologies -- here abortion -- instead of recognizing that eugenic laws robbed women of their ability to make their own reproductive decisions -- the state decided for them.

  5. Gene Declercq:

    We focus a lot on pregnancy because we want a healthy baby, but once a woman has had a healthy baby we say,' she's served her purpose,' but we should focus on Reproductive Health because Reproductive Health is important in and of Reproductive Health.

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