reproductive system

noun

Definition of reproductive system

: the system of organs and parts which function in reproduction consisting in the male especially of the testes, penis, seminal vesicles, prostate, and urethra and in the female especially of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, and vulva

Examples of reproductive system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When someone has difficulty conceiving, they are often diagnosed as having an infertility issue, disease, or reproductive system condition. Jennifer "jay" Palumbo, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 This persistent, generational exposure is likely related to the reproductive system, Cohn said. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021 Chlamydia can damage the male and female reproductive system and lead to pregnancy complications. Matthew Perrone, Star Tribune, 7 Apr. 2021 Together estrogen and progesterone are a crucial part of the human female reproductive system. Jerilynn C. Prior, Scientific American, 24 Mar. 2021 Ramasamy’s research is in line with a study of 189 young men in Tehran published in the journal Reproduction that also found the male reproductive system could be targeted and damaged by the COVID-19 infection. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, 17 Mar. 2021 Environmental and reproductive epidemiologist Shanna Swan and journalist Stacey Colino have co-authored a book about the impact of chemicals on the human reproductive system. Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2021 So people with eating disorders can experience a range of problems in different parts of their body, including their heart, liver, kidneys, brain, and reproductive system. Colleen Murphy, Health.com, 24 Feb. 2021 Douglas Throckmorton, deputy director for regulatory programs at the FDA, said there’s also concern about CBD’s effects on the male reproductive system. Tiffany Kary, Bloomberg.com, 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of reproductive system

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Reproductive system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reproductive%20system. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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reproductive system

noun

Medical Definition of reproductive system

: the system of organs and parts which function in reproduction consisting in the male especially of the testes, penis, seminal vesicles, prostate, and urethra and in the female especially of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, and vulva

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