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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Recent Examples on the Web The heavy metal can also cause damage to the kidneys, reproductive system, and the central nervous system. Anuradha Varanasi, Wired, "India Is Using More Solar Energy—but It Carries a Lead Risk," 6 June 2020 On the one hand, the fact that someone has a working theory on why my reproductive system is malfunctioning is reassuring. refinery29.com, "I’m 35, I’ve Lost 15 Pregnancies, & I Have $20k Worth Of Fertility Loans," 23 Apr. 2020 Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system, according to the World Health Organization. Anna Goldfarb, New York Times, "What to Say to Someone Struggling With Infertility," 17 Apr. 2020 Health conditions that affect the reproductive system are prime causes of this. Natasha Lavender, SELF, "So, Let’s Talk About That Whole Fertility and Age 35 Thing," 22 Aug. 2019 Chemical leaching from plastics can affect reproductive systems in organisms. Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, "Fifty Things We’ve Learned About the Earth Since the First Earth Day," 22 Apr. 2020 There is some research suggesting that microfibers can affect crustaceans’ reproductive systems by making them lay fewer eggs or produce offspring that were stunted or died sooner than normal. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, New York Times, "To Study a Problem That’s Everywhere, They’re Getting Creative," 6 Apr. 2020 The synthetic frogs are almost identical to real female frogs, including their size, texture, skin, and organs (including reproductive systems) which are made of synthetic wet tissues. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "A Florida high school is the first in the world to provide synthetic frogs for students to dissect," 30 Nov. 2019 Inflammation may alter dopamine by depleting an enzyme called BH4, which helps regulate functions of the heart, brain, gut and reproductive systems, and is also essential for the synthesis of dopamine, the report said. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Motivation: How to get it, keep it and use it, even during a pandemic when you may need it most," 17 Mar. 2020

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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 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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