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re·pro·duc·tive

 (rē′prə-dŭk′tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or capable of reproduction: reproductive organs.
n.
Zoology A reproductive organism, especially a sexually mature social insect.

re′pro·duc′tive·ly adv.
re′pro·duc′tive·ness n.

reproductive

(ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv)
adj
(Biology) of, relating to, characteristic of, or taking part in reproduction
ˌreproˈductively adv
ˌreproˈductiveness n

re•pro•duc•tive

(ˌri prəˈdʌk tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to reproduce.
2. concerned with or pertaining to reproduction: reproductive organs; the reproductive process.
[1745–55]
re`pro•duc′tive•ly, adv.
re`pro•duc′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"

reproductive

adjective procreative, sexual, seminal, life-giving, germinal, spermatic reproductive organs

reproductive

adjective
1. Of or relating to reproduction:
2. Employed in reproduction:
Translations
تناسُلي، تَوالُدي
rozmnožovací
forplantnings-
reproduktívszaporító
æxlunar-
üremeye ait

reproductive

[ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv] ADJreproductor

reproductive

[ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv] adjreproducteur/trice

reproductive

reproductive

[ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv] adjriproduttore/trice

reproduce

(riːprəˈdjuːs) verb
1. to make or produce a copy of; to make or produce again. Good as the film is, it fails to reproduce the atmosphere of the book; A record-player reproduces the sound which has been recorded on a record.
2. (of humans, animals and plants) to produce (young, seeds etc). How do fish reproduce?
ˌreproˈduction (-ˈdak-) noun
1. the act or process of reproducing. He is studying reproduction in rabbits.
2. a copy (of a work of art etc). These paintings are all reproductions.
ˌreproˈductive (-ˈdaktiv) adjective
of or for reproduction. the reproductive organs of a rabbit.

re·pro·duc·tive

a. reproductivo-a, rel. a la reproducción.

reproductive

adj reproductor, reproductivo
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Moreover during reproductive senescence, many women report decreased cognitive function.
An empirical test of evolutionary theories for reproductive senescence and reproductive effort in the garter snake Thamnophis elegans.
In rodent studies, neonatal treatment with genistein has been associated with later development of uterine cancer, abnormal mammary gland development, differences in hormone receptor levels in mammary glands, altered estrous cycles, reduced fertility, and early reproductive senescence (comparable to menopause in humans).
This collection compares analyses of aging amongst humans and other primates and describes the complex interactions between somatic and reproductive senescence.
In animals, adverse consequences, such as subfertility, premature reproductive senescence and cancer are linked to early exposure, but they may not be apparent until much later in life.
Whether the largest oldest females contribute to reproduction, undergo partial or complete reproductive senescence has important implications for population dynamics and management.
Using long-term data on marked individuals from two populations of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis), we tested for the existence of reproductive senescence and of trade-offs between longevity and early reproductive success in ewes, which have an observed maximum life-span of 19 yr.
In contrast with fully fed animals, no extension in oestrous cycle length is observed with ageing in food-restricted animals and normal cyclicity is continued to an age when control animals have ceased to cycle and have entered reproductive senescence [5].
A noninvasive technique that could be used to assay the developmental potential of an embryo before implantation would both facilitate the diagnosis of reproductive senescence and help middle-aged women decide whether to depend on their own oocytes and pursue costly reproductive therapies, or to pursue alternatives such as adoption or oocyte donation.

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