reproductive system

noun

: 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 Of course, the testicles are just one part of the male reproductive system. Will Stone, NPR, 22 May 2024 Microplastics were found in every human testicle examined for a new study, underscoring existing concerns about how plastic can disrupt the reproductive system. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 20 May 2024 The new species was identified by its coloring, pattern, reproductive system, internal anatomy DNA and other subtle physical features, the study said. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 25 Apr. 2024 The hope is that one day the vaccine would be able to prevent both infection in the reproductive system, as well as in the eyes, said Jes Dietrich, a senior scientist at Statens Serum Institut in Denmark and a lead author of the study. Akshay Syal, M.d., NBC News, 11 Apr. 2024 That means when there is a condition impacting the female reproductive system, physicians can prescribe synthetic hormones to get the system back on track or treat the symptoms. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 28 Mar. 2024 Long-term exposure to ethylene oxide can cause irritation of the eyes, skin, nose and throat as well as damage to the brain and reproductive system. Alejandra Martinez, ProPublica, 15 Mar. 2024 In McKendrick’s screenplay, inspired by her own experiences, the antagonist is not so much society, with its coupling-up expectations, as the female reproductive system itself, which knows how to kill a party vibe by standing at the edge of the dance floor disapprovingly tapping its watch. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 Others do so due to the intensely personal nature of a disease that attacks the male reproductive system, and treatment that can cause side effects such as incontinence and impotence. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reproductive system was in 1821

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“Reproductive system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reproductive%20system. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

reproductive system

noun
: 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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