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fecundity

[fi-kuhn-di-tee] /fɪˈkʌn dɪ ti/
noun
1.
the quality of being fecund; capacity, especially in female animals, of producing young in great numbers.
2.
fruitfulness or fertility, as of the earth.
3.
the capacity of abundant production:
fecundity of imagination.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin fēcunditās fruitfulness, fertility. See fecund, -ity
Related forms
nonfecundity, noun
superfecundity, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superfecundity

fecundity

/fɪˈkʌndɪtɪ/
noun
1.
fertility; fruitfulness
2.
intellectual fruitfulness; creativity
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Word Origin and History for superfecundity

fecundity

n.

early 15c., from Latin fecunditatem (nominative fecunditas) "fruitfulness, fertility," from fecundus (see fecund).

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superfecundity in Medicine

fecundity fe·cun·di·ty (fĭ-kŭn'dĭ-tē)
n.
The capacity for producing offspring, especially in abundance.

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