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fertility

September 12, 2021

Definition: 

  1. The quality of being fertile.
  2. The potential for biological reproduction.
  3. The ability of soil to support plant growth.
  4. The ability of plants to produce seeds or spores.
  5. The quality of being capable of producing children.
  6. The ratio of live births in a population.

Etymology: Fertility came originally from the Latin “fertilitatem,” which meant fruitfulness and productivity. By the mid-15th century, the French were using the word “fertilite.”

In a Sentence

Men subconsciously rate a woman’s fertility by the smoothness of her skin, the curves of her body, and the shininess of her hair.

The fertility of the world’s nations has dropped significantly in the past generation.

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