reproductive

Definitions

  • Reproduction of a document
    Reproduction of a document
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj reproductive producing new life or offspring "the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions","the reproductive or generative organs"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most snails are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both female and male reproductive organs
    • a Reproductive Tending, or pertaining, to reproduction; employed in reproduction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
    • reproductive Of the nature of, pertaining to, or employed in reproduction; tending to reproduce: as, the reproductive organs of an animal.
    • reproductive See function.
    • reproductive In zool., those organsor parts of the body, collectively considered, whose function it is to produce and mature ova or spermatozoa or their equivalents, and effect the impregnation of the female by the male elements, or otherwise accomplish reproduction; the reproductive or generative system of any animal in either sex; the genitals, in a broad sense. The fundamental reproductive organ of all sexed animals is an indifferent genital gland, differentiated in the male as a testis, in the female as an ovary (or their respective equivalents); its ulterior modifications are almost endless. These organs are sometimes detached from the main body of the individual (see person, 8, and hectocotylus); they often represent both sexes in one individual; they are usually separated in two individuals of opposite sexes; they sometimes fail of functional activity in certain individuals of one sex (see neuter, worker).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest cell in the human body is the female reproductive cell, the ovum. The smallest is the male sperm.
    • adj Reproductive tending to reproduce
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Quotations

  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg
    Ruth Bader Ginsberg
    “The emphasis must be not on the right to abortion but on the right to privacy and reproductive control.”
  • Jean Giraudoux
    Jean Giraudoux
    “The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is the example of the eternal seductiveness of life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. reproductif,

Usage

In literature:

The mechanical processes for the reproduction of illustrations have served to develop various methods of drawing the original picture.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
The too frequent repetition of the reproductive act is known to be followed by consequences injurious to the general health.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Men were sure to apply all which they learned about reproduction in food plants and animals to their own reproduction.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Fission, reproduction by, 106, 107.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
If the story is a difficult one, do not ask for its reproduction until it is thoroughly understood.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
But then reproduction would be impossible.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Nothing is so sensitive as the reproductive system.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
These two stages do not go beyond memory pure and simple, i.e., reproductive imagination.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
The reproductive elements are also disturbed and modified in innumerable minor ways.
"Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?" by William Platt Ball
But over the greater part of the Southern hardwood bottom land forest reproduction is very poor.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
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In poetry:

That's why fuisilliers wear to this moment
A badge which they think's a grenade.
But they're wrong … it's a brass reproduction,
Of the pudding Sam's mother once made.
"Sam's Christmas Pudding" by Marriott Edgar

In news:

The federal health care overhaul greatly expanded women's access to free preventive services, particularly for sexual and reproductive health.
He's a symptom of your failure to make reproductive health a voting issue.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes of this female reproductive organ infection.
From transvaginal ultrasounds to attacks on Planned Parenthood, Americans United for Life is targeting reproductive rights one state at a time.
Veterinarians specializing in reproduction typically perform the exams.
Protesters have taken to the streets in reaction to what they see as an assault on their reproductive rights.
Striped bass reproduction hits record low.
Removing sows from the breeding herd for reproductive problems becomes a relatively easy task for pork producers.
Reproduction from the folks at Classic Industries.
Reproductive rights and environmental protection are good examples.
The protesters expressed outraged that Dr Leroy Carhart, who is based in Nebraska, will begin performing late-term abortions at Reproductive Health Services clinic.
This is a new reproduction 71 Cuda Grille made by Metro Parts Company.
Bonner says most wildlife will suffer low reproductive rates this year as their bodies enter basic survival mode.
Vaginas are sadly underrepresented, and indeed two of them were recently prohibited from speaking out on, of all topics, women's reproductive rights.
Dec 31, 2012 Final date to submit all dam reproductive status and weaning information for the spring 2011 calf crop.
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In science:

This is a reproduction of Fig. 8 from Marconi et al.
The Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of Centaurus A: Revealed by Gas- and Stellar Kinematics
Instead, the validity of our scheme is shown by reproduction of known results, which have been obtained using other schemes in earlier studies, and comparison with numerical experiments.
Cavity analysis on the robustness of random networks against targeted attacks: Influences of degree-degree correlations
The random variable ηn (x) can be alternatively defined as the number of reproduction trails to (x, n).
Survival, extinction and approximation of discrete-time branching random walks
Another example of an F -BRW is given by a BRW satisfying equation (2.3) where ρx is independent of x ∈ X , say ρx = ρ for all x ∈ X ; in this case one simply chooses Y = {0}, that is, a branching process with reproduction law ρ.
Survival, extinction and approximation of discrete-time branching random walks
Fix an infinite, transitive and connected graph X and consider a reproduction law as in equation (2.3) such that the random walk {p(x, y)}x,y∈X has a spectral radius θ < 1.
Survival, extinction and approximation of discrete-time branching random walks
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