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 Many common cancer treatments run the risk of severely damaging a growing fetus or being harmful to a woman's reproductive system, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy. Maryalice Parks, ABC News, 19 July 2022 The report found Black Alaskans had a higher likelihood of death from cancer, specifically of the female reproductive system, in comparison to other races and ethnicities. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 8 July 2022 The Period Crunch cereal box includes conversation prompts, as well as a diagram of the internal reproductive system so people can identify where the uterus is located in the body. Essence, 1 June 2022 The compounds included the dry cleaning solvent tetrachloroethylene, or PCE, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says may harm the nervous system, reproductive system, liver and kidneys, and may possibly cause cancer. Jonah Valdezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2022 Scientific artist Joe Davis objected to the fact that NASA’s messages didn’t convey the female reproductive system. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2022 This is a significant problem: S.T.I.s can irrevocably damage the reproductive system. New York Times, 17 May 2022 The rest was Benzene, which can also affect the reproductive system, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2022 Pollution can change sperm’s genetic material Urban air pollution, which has a slightly different chemical profile than wildfire smoke, has already been linked with harmful effects to the male reproductive system. Adam Schuller, The Conversation, 30 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reproductive system

1821, in the meaning defined above

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2 Aug 2022

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“Reproductive system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reproductive%20system. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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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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