fecundity

[ fi-kuhn-di-tee ]
/ fɪˈkʌn dɪ ti /

noun

the quality of being fecund; capacity, especially in female animals, of producing young in great numbers.
fruitfulness or fertility, as of the earth.
the capacity of abundant production: fecundity of imagination.

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Origin of fecundity

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin fēcunditās fruitfulness, fertility. See fecund, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM fecundity

non·fe·cun·di·ty, nounsu·per·fe·cun·di·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for fecundity

fecundity
/ (fɪˈkʌndɪtɪ) /

noun

fertility; fruitfulness
intellectual fruitfulness; creativity
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Medical definitions for fecundity

fecundity
[ fĭ-kŭndĭ-tē ]

n.

The capacity for producing offspring, especially in abundance.
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