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fertile

1. capable of producing offspring
2. Biology
a. capable of undergoing growth and development
b. (of plants) capable of producing gametes, spores, seeds, or fruits
3. Physics (of a substance) able to be transformed into fissile or fissionable material, esp in a nuclear reactor
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They fertilize when they think their lawn needs it, when they have time or when the stuff is on sale.
A: The question of when and how much to fertilize roses really hinges on your expectations.
When non-self sperm were absent, self-sperm could readily fertilize self-eggs, producing tadpoles with the short-tailed aim phenotype.
Orly Lacham-Kaplan, a reproductive biologist at Monash University's Institute of Reproduction and Development in Melbourne, has spearheaded a study using DNA from any adult cell to fertilize a human egg.
But while phosphorus may be a necessary nutrient for animal health, when animals ingest more than they need, the excess becomes part of their waste, which is then used to fertilize crops.
These women would have the opportunity to fertilize only some of their eggs during their IVF cycle, leaving the others to be vitrified and possibly thawed and fertilized at another date.
One worm tries to fertilize the other by ejaculating anywhere on its partner's body, splashing it with sperm in a cocktail that dissolves flesh.
When it comes to nitrogen applications, fertilize tomatoes with nitrate, as opposed to ammonium, compounds to prevent blossom-end rot development.
The research team has yet to attempt to fertilize morphed eggs with sperm, though they plan to do so.
Efforts are underway to fertilize indigenous select seeds fit for the climatic condition of Gash-Braka region, and thereby raise agricultural output, Mr.
In almost all animals, females mate with several different males, despite the fact that a single mating is often sufficient to fertilize her eggs.
If your Marathon or tall fescue lawn starts to turn yellow as the weather cools, fertilize with urea to keep it green.