reproductive system

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reproductive system

n.
The bodily system concerned with reproduction, especially sexual reproduction, including in mammals the gonads, associated ducts, and external genitals.

reproductive system

The system of organs involved with the reproduction of an organism, especially sexual reproduction. In flowering plants, for example, the reproductive system consists of pistils and stamens. In mammals, it consists mainly of the ovaries, uterus, and vagina in females and the testes and penis in males.
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Noun1.reproductive system - organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspringreproductive system - organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
germ cell, reproductive cell, sex cell - a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation
apparatus urogenitalis, genitourinary apparatus, genitourinary system, systema urogenitale, urinary apparatus, urinary system, urogenital apparatus, urogenital system - the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine
reproductive organ, sex organ - any organ involved in sexual reproduction
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
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White blood cell production, which normally prevents infection, is reduced in the reproductive tract to allow sperm to survive and the muscles within the cervix and womb relax to accommodate a pregnancy.
The data from this study agrees with existing literature regarding air pollution and reproductive tract diseases.
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Amongst all, a few especially reproductive tract infections and sexually transmitted infections (RTIs/STIs) may turn out to be fatal if not treated properly.
The danger with this is that the infection can spread to the testicles and the rest of the reproductive tract and in the long run, can lead to infertility.
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A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
Reproductive disease in captive avian species is common, and medical management is often chosen over surgical removal of the reproductive tract.
Reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs) and their complications are among the most important causes of illness and death for women in poor regions of the world.
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