Etymology
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reproductive (adj.)

"of the nature of, employed in, or pertaining to reproduction," 1753; see reproduce + -ive. Related: Reproductively; reproductiveness. Reproductive organ is by 1816; reproductive system "organs involved in producing offspring" by 1822. In U.S., reproductive rights is attested from 1970.

updated on July 15, 2021

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Definitions of reproductive from WordNet

reproductive (adj.)
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
Synonyms: generative / procreative
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