reproductive

[ree-pruh-duhk-tiv]
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noun
  1. Entomology. a sexually mature male or female termite; a member of the reproductive caste.

Origin of reproductive

First recorded in 1745–55; re- + productive
Related formsre·pro·duc·tive·ly, adverbre·pro·duc·tive·ness, nounnon·re·pro·duc·tive, adjectivenon·re·pro·duc·tive·ly, adverbnon·re·pro·duc·tive·ness, nounun·re·pro·duc·tive, adjectiveun·re·pro·duc·tive·ly, adverbun·re·pro·duc·tive·ness, noun
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Related Words for reproductive

conceptive, procreative

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British Dictionary definitions for reproductive

reproductive

adjective
  1. of, relating to, characteristic of, or taking part in reproduction
Derived Formsreproductively, adverbreproductiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for reproductive
adj.

1753; see reproduce + -ive. In U.S., reproductive rights attested from 1970.

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reproductive in Medicine

reproductive

[rē′prə-dŭktĭv]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to reproduction.
  2. Tending to reproduce.
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