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fecundity

[fə′kən·dəd·ē]
(biology)
The innate potential reproductive capacity of the individual organism, as denoted by its ability to form and separate from the body the mature germ cells.

fecundity

the physiological capacity to reproduce. This physical aspect must be distinguished from the social, economic and psychological influences which affect actual reproduction. Compare FERTILITY. See also DEMOGRAPHY, POPULATION, BIRTH RATE.
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In this approach, which simplified the statistical analysis and provided intersurvey intervals of about one year, fecund women whose preference patterns were broadly similar were grouped into classes.
That exposure during hibernation may have cued something physiologically to make the animals more fecund.
Ken gathers round his children and grandchildren, who have all "sprung from these fecund loins," and he feels like "superman".
It is being toured, with support from Arts Council England, by Fecund, a company specialising in "contemporary and innovative theatre".
Shooting in long takes with a learned mastery of location, sight, and sound, Cuaron juxtaposes soothing moments (a crooning Radiohead "oldie" on the radio, a scene in a manger so fecund it's positively biblical) with furious, prolonged assaults meant to shatter.
if it was really necessary all those many fecund years ago
She is sensuous, haughty, and independent; her body is gloriously fecund with possibilities both in movement and aesthetics.
He brought a fecund imagination to fiction and intuited the motives of great figures.
What could be more elegant, more simple, more brilliant, more economical, more creative, indeed more divine than a planet with millions of life forms, distinct and yet interactive, all ultimately derived from accumulated variations in a single double-stranded molecule, pliable and fecund enough to give us mollusks and mice, Newton and Einstein?
Skype's ubiquity and the closed nature of their protocol means that all clients are based on the same code--Windows, Linux, business and home users all share the same, equally vulnerable client, a fecund breeding ground for worms and other malicious code.
In his fecund imagination Dershowitz has conjured up a global conspiracy headed by Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn and myself to defame and destroy him.
Though some critics see this as an example of the fecund creativity of the OMA atelier; where no intelligence is squandered, it does seem a decidedly lazy and disingenuous way of making buildings.