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philoprogenitive

[fil-oh-proh-jen-i-tiv] /ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific.
2.
of, relating to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one's own.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; philo- + progenitive
Related forms
philoprogenitiveness, noun
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  • Its highly philoprogenitive nature more than earns its name of weed.
British Dictionary definitions for philoprogenitive

philoprogenitive

/ˌfɪləʊprəʊˈdʒɛnɪtɪv/
adjective (rare)
1.
fond of children
2.
producing many offspring
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Word Origin and History for philoprogenitive
adj.

"prolific," 1815, irregularly formed from philo- + Latin progenit-, past participle stem of progignere (see progeny). Related: Philoprogenitiveness. Important words among the phrenologists.

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