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

Origin of fecundity

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin fēcunditās fruitfulness, fertility. See fecund, -ity
Related formsnon·fe·cun·di·ty, nounsu·per·fe·cun·di·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superfecundity


  1. fertility; fruitfulness
  2. intellectual fruitfulness; creativity
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Word Origin and History for superfecundity



early 15c., from Latin fecunditatem (nominative fecunditas) "fruitfulness, fertility," from fecundus (see fecund).

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superfecundity in Medicine


  1. The capacity for producing offspring, especially in abundance.
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