fecundity

[ fi-kuhn-di-tee ]
/ fɪˈkʌn dɪ ti /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. feculent,
  2. fecund,
  3. fecundate,
  4. fecundation,
  5. fecundatory,
  6. fed,
  7. fed to the gills,
  8. fed up,
  9. fed.,
  10. fed. res. bd.

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

fecundity

/ (fɪˈkʌndɪtɪ) /

noun

fertility; fruitfulness
intellectual fruitfulness; creativity
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Word Origin and History for superfecundity

fecundity

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for superfecundity

fecundity

[ fĭ-kŭndĭ-tē ]

n.

The capacity for producing offspring, especially in abundance.

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