reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Definition of reproductive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or capable of reproduction highly reproductive wild geese

reproductive

noun

Definition of reproductive (Entry 2 of 2)

: an actual or potential parent specifically : a sexually functional social insect

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Adjective

reproductively adverb

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And the ability for the properties of those objects to influence their reproductive rates. Quanta Magazine, "First Support for a Physics Theory of Life," 16 June 2019 This isn’t the first time that Selena has demonstrated her support for the importance of reproductive healthcare. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Wears 1973 Necklace By Sophie Ratner Jewelry," 15 June 2019 The judge said the government couldn’t implement a policy that strips minors of the right to make their own reproductive choices. Jessica Gresko, BostonGlobe.com, "Court rules against Trump on migrant teen abortion prohibition," 14 June 2019 Although various forms of birth control predate the birth control pill, the FDA’s approval of Envoid-10 was a watershed in the national debate around family planning and reproductive choice. Treva B Lindsey, The Conversation, "A concise history of the US abortion debate," 10 June 2019 Five years ago, Yen, a pediatrician and a reproductive health specialist, was preparing to deliver a talk to a group of physicians about the reasons why women don’t take their birth control. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "This Bay Area startup brings birth control to your doorstep, with or without insurance," 7 June 2019 But acrylamide is one of hundreds of chemicals listed as carcinogens or reproductive toxins under California’s 1986 Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, known as Proposition... The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Coffee Doesn’t Kill After All," 5 June 2019 The bill makes implanting human reproductive materials without the patient's consent a state jail felony with punishment of between six months and two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Dallas woman's push to make fertility fraud a crime results in new law on the books in Texas," 5 June 2019 Southerners have been organizing for a long time to protect the rights of vulnerable communities there, and reproductive access is no exception. Alicia Garza, Marie Claire, "Can We Have a Conversation About Abortion Bans and the South?," 29 May 2019

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First Known Use of reproductive

Adjective

1746, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reproductive was in 1746

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reproductive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of reproductive

: relating to or involved in the production of babies, young animals, or new plants

reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Kids Definition of reproductive

: relating to or concerned with the production of offspring reproductive cells

reproductive

adjective
re·​pro·​duc·​tive | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce reproductive (audio) \

Medical Definition of reproductive

: of, relating to, functioning in, or capable of reproduction reproductive organs

Other Words from reproductive

reproductively adverb

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