Philoprogenitiveness


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Phil`o`pro`gen´i`tive`ness


n.1.(Phren.) The love of offspring; fondness for children.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Gentlemen are sometimes seized with sudden fits of admiration for the young relatives of ladies whom they honor with their regard, but this counterfeit philoprogenitiveness sits uneasily upon them, and does not deceive anybody a particle.
Philoprogenitiveness [fecundity and an inherent affection for children],
According to phrenological theory, the human brain was made up of a number of different organs each corresponding to an exotically named mental faculty such as amativeness, acquisitiveness, or philoprogenitiveness. The organs governing man's animal propensities were located in the back and lower part of the head, while the organs of intellect and reason occupied the frontal region.