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- n. the condition of being reproductive
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being reproductive; tendency or ability to reproduce.
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Verschoor said that from 1997 all female students would be asked to sign an undertaking that acknowledged that reproductiveness was a personal responsibility and the university's responsibility towards students was merely of an academic nature.
The future reproductiveness is settled at a very early period, and is distinguishable under the microscope by a sort of _margination_ of the frondlets.
They told me that when the growing process was sufficiently advanced, they loosened the casing, and cutting a hole into the interior of each giant fruit, scooped out all its seed, thereby checking more advance, and throwing into the rind strength that would otherwise have gone to reproductiveness.
Thus there is a tendency not only to favour reproductiveness, but early reproductiveness, in the form of one prolific reproductive.
Weismaun, encystment of protoplasm, 68; length of life and somatic cells, 96; origin of death, 83; tendency to early reproductiveness, 98.
_Simple_ reflex action, or instinct, answers to the animal faculties, such as acquisitiveness, secretiveness, selfishness, reproductiveness, etc., and accomplishes two important purposes; self-preservation and the reproduction of the specie.
Miss Pontifex was old enough and wise enough to know that this is the way in which even the greatest men as a general rule begin to develop, and was more pleased with his receptiveness and reproductiveness than alarmed at the things he caught and reproduced.
Small canteen remarkable for its conception and decoration, representing in form the reproductiveness of water (the phallic frog), and in decoration, water its inhabitants, and a star reflection.
Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Pueblos of Zuñi, New Mexico, and Wolpi, Arizona, in 1881 Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-82, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1884, pages 511-594
Whatever the soup purportedly does for individual humans, its popularity could be helping to squelch the reproductiveness of an entire species.
But this is not the greatest advantage in the use of this fertilizer; the first application puts the land in such condition, that judicious after cultivation renders it continuously fertile by its own action of productiveness and reproductiveness of wheat, clover and wheat, by turning in the clover of one year for the wheat of the next, and by returning the straw back to the ground where it grew, spread open the surface to shade the plants of clover and manure its roots, which in turn manure the corn or wheat.
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