reproductive

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

reproductive (comparative more reproductive, superlative most reproductive)

  1. Of or relating to reproduction.
  2. That reproduces.
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3: 
      In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, […]. Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

reproductive (plural reproductives)

  1. (biology) A reproductive organism (especially such an insect)

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

reproductive f

  1. feminine form of reproductif
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 03:46