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


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


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

Origin of reproductive

First recorded in 1745–55; re- + productive

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British Dictionary definitions for reproductive

/ (ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv) /


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

Derived forms of reproductive

reproductively, adverbreproductiveness, noun
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Medicine definitions for reproductive

[ rē′prə-dŭktĭv ]


Of or relating to reproduction.
Tending to reproduce.
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