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

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Quad goals Perhaps one of the most unusual reproductive systems, however, is that of the white-throated sparrow. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Alternatives to Heterosexual Pairings, Brought to You By Non-Human Animals," 28 June 2018 In the 19th century, many doctors believed that breast cancer was caused by deviation from appropriate womanhood, from failing to use one’s female reproductive system correctly, which of course meant childbearing and breastfeeding. Sascha Cohen, SELF, "I Felt Like I Deserved My Breast Cancer," 17 May 2018 Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Dr. Lisa Abaid, latimes.com, "Genetic screening can inform women of their breast and ovarian cancer risks," 5 July 2018 Sheikh Salih Luhaidan, the man who would declare driving dangerous for women’s reproductive system, was born in the agricultural town of Qassim in Saudi Arabia. Rafia Zakaria, The New Republic, "Driving Toward Change," 23 June 2018 Each of these hormones can tell women something about their reproductive system, and AMH has long been used as a surrogate marker for egg count. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "Silicon Valley Takes on the Future of Fertility," 31 May 2018 Organs-on-chips in development in labs around the country include kidney, lung, liver, intestine, skin, brain, heart, bone and reproductive systems. Smithsonian, "How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine," 31 May 2018 The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system that produces the fluid found in semen. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Prostate cancer screening recommendations get rolled back by US task force," 8 May 2018 More specifically, this body of research shows that synthetic melatonin produced negative effects on the reproductive systems of rodents, sheep, and primates. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, "Melatonin Is A Popular Over The Counter Sleep Aid—But Is It Safe For Kids?," 20 July 2017

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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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