reproductive

[ ree-pruh-duhk-tiv ]
/ ˌri prəˈdʌk tɪv /

adjective

serving to reproduce.
concerned with or pertaining to reproduction: a reproductive process; reproductive organs.

noun

Entomology. a sexually mature male or female termite; a member of the reproductive caste.

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Origin of reproductive

First recorded in 1745–55; re- + productive

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British Dictionary definitions for reproductive

reproductive
/ (ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv) /

adjective

of, relating to, characteristic of, or taking part in reproduction

Derived forms of reproductive

reproductively, adverbreproductiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for reproductive

reproductive
[ rē′prə-dŭktĭv ]

adj.

Of or relating to reproduction.
Tending to reproduce.
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