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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.

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. Congressional Progressive Caucus:

    The CPC's new Reproductive Freedom Action Agenda presents a roadmap for the work ahead. It is centered on executive and legislative actions that directly respond to the crisis of abortion access caused by the extremist Supreme Court majority in Supreme Court Dobbs decision, and the threats to further due process rights named in Justice Thomas' concurrence.

  2. Dawn Laguens:

    Planned Parenthood is going to court to stop the Trump-Pence administration from trying to impose its ideology on people, our bodies are our own and shouldn't be at the mercy of the Trump-Pence administration. We are going to court to fight for our patients' health and rights — and for the millions of people in this country who need to access quality reproductive health care.

  3. Mikiko Galpin -LRB- he/him -RRB-:

    If we're talking about The Supreme Court reversal from an intersectional perspective of gender affirming care and reproductive justice, we've seen these attacks directed at gender-affirming care and more widely just the transgender community dating back to the bathroom bills, these bills are primarily focused on this rhetoric of transgender people either being deemed a danger to themselves or a danger to other people. And I think similarly, the language that's used to deny abortion services also sort of relies a little bit on a rhetoric of protecting people from themselves.

  4. George Paul:

    In other countries, success has been achieved with embryo transfer in a different rhino species, thus that, as a technique, can be presupposed to be the most promising, however, consultations are ongoing amongst different reproductive technique experts on the way forward.

  5. Getty Images:

    Our center is focused on developing and applying the latest reproductive biotechnology techniques like cloning, IVF, artificial insemination and embryo transfer to enhance the multiplication of different animal species of the region and also for the conservation of endangered species.

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