Definition of fertility
1 : the quality or state of being fertile
2 : the birthrate of a population
Examples of fertility in a Sentence
She studied the effects of pollution on the fertility of the local fish population.
The doctor ordered a test of his fertility.
The area is known for its soil fertility.
the fertility of his imagination
Recent Examples of fertility from the Web
One reason may be that maths talent and female fertility flower in the same crucial years.
And there is some truth to the idea that your fertility declines over time.
Meanwhile, Max (Fred Savage), Ethan’s agent, has steered him toward young adult novels while Max’s partner, Felix (Billy Eichner), is helping Ethan and Lisa with their fertility troubles.
For Australian blogger Carly Ellen Lee (and thousands of women like her), her fertility treatment journey has not found that happy ending.
After a year of trying to conceive, Kim and her husband sought fertility counseling.
One of the main chemicals used to make Teflon, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), can cause various cancers and reduce fertility in lab animals.
On a light-green-colored warning from a fertility app.
Another fertility-sparing treatment option for adenomyosis is something called Lysteda.
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First Known Use of fertility
FERTILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fertility for English Language Learners
: the ability to produce young
: the ability to support the growth of many plants
: the ability to produce many ideas
FERTILITY Defined for Kids
Definition of fertility for Students
: the condition of being fertile soil fertility
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