reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Definition of reproductive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or capable of reproduction highly reproductive wild geese

reproductive

noun

Definition of reproductive (Entry 2 of 2)

: an actual or potential parent specifically : a sexually functional social insect

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Other Words from reproductive

Adjective

reproductively adverb

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Speakers include Gilda Gonzales, CEO of Planned Parenthood Northern California; Arneta Rogers, reproductive justice and gender equity attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California; and San Francisco Supervisor Vallie Brown. SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area political events: World Environment Day, reading of Mueller Report," 5 June 2019 On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing regarding the state of reproductive rights in the United States. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Do Abortion Bans Pave the Way for Forced Sterilization?," 5 June 2019 The law covers cases of deception that involve a medical procedure, drug or human reproductive material, such as sperm, eggs or embryos. Jacqueline Mroz, New York Times, "Their Children Were Conceived With Donated Sperm. It Was the Wrong Sperm.," 3 June 2019 This was a demonstration of solidarity from the Colorado hospitality industry’s support of women’s rights, reproductive rights and fundamental human rights. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Denver chefs raise $25,000 for Planned Parenthood with bake sale," 3 June 2019 Oh good, still comparing women to small forest animals Ten years later, dating culture had improved (thanks in part to the second-wave feminist movement, which helped with things like reproductive rights and outlawing marital rape). Amanda Montell, Glamour, "From Ghosting to Going Steady, Here's a Guide to the History of Dating Slang," 31 May 2019 Michele sent several pieces down the runway that spoke out against those trying to restrict women's reproductive rights. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Gucci's Cruise 2020 Collection Boldly Supported Women's Reproductive Rights," 29 May 2019 All of the pieces coincide with Gucci's Chime for Change campaign, a non-profit organization advocating for gender equality and women's reproductive rights around the world. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gucci Advocates for Women's Abortion Rights on Cruise 2020 Runway," 29 May 2019 If acid reflux is really bothering you, Celeste S. Royce, M.D., an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, suggests talking to your doctor. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "10 Ways to Actually Get Some Sleep When You're Pregnant—From People Who Have Been There," 23 May 2019

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First Known Use of reproductive

Adjective

1746, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reproductive was in 1746

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reproductive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of reproductive

: relating to or involved in the production of babies, young animals, or new plants

reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Kids Definition of reproductive

: relating to or concerned with the production of offspring reproductive cells

reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Medical Definition of reproductive

: of, relating to, functioning in, or capable of reproduction reproductive organs

Other Words from reproductive

reproductively adverb

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