infecund

[ in-fee-kuh nd, -fek-uh nd ]
/ ɪnˈfi kənd, -ˈfɛk ənd /

adjective

not fecund; unfruitful; barren.

Nearby words

  1. infectious polyneuritis,
  2. infectious warts virus,
  3. infective,
  4. infective embolism,
  5. infective endocarditis,
  6. infelicitous,
  7. infelicity,
  8. infer,
  9. inference,
  10. inferencing

Origin of infecund

1375–1425; late Middle English infecounde < Latin infēcundus. See in-3, fecund

Related formsin·fe·cun·di·ty [in-fi-kuhn-di-tee] /ˌɪn fɪˈkʌn dɪ ti/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for infecund

infecund

/ (ɪnˈfiːkənd) /

adjective

a less common word for infertile
Derived Formsinfecundity (ˌɪnfɪˈkʌndɪtɪ), noun

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