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  • adj. Being able to produce offspring, reproductive

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Examples

  • The Gauchos call the former the "Padre del sal," and the latter the "Madre;" they state that these progenitive salts always occur on the borders of the salinas, when the water begins to evaporate.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • The Gauchos call the former the “Padre del sal, ” and the latter the “Madre; ” they state that these progenitive salts always occur on the borders of the salinas, when the water begins to evaporate.

    Chapter IV

  • Thus a spiritual gingham impressed upon his soul of souls a matrix, out of which, by a fine progenitive effort, he now begets and ejects a materialized gingham into a potato-plot of the garden without.

    Twenty-One Days in India; and, the Teapot Series

  • She knew what was meant to happen next and she wanted it, with a pure desire refined for thirty-five million years in the dark eye of every progenitive cell.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • “In C.G. Darwin's words "It may well be that it would take hundreds of generations for the progenitive instinct to develop in this way, but if it should do so, nature would have taken her revenge, and the variety Homo contracipiens would become extinct and would be replaced by the variety Homo progenitivus."

    Part 3--An examination of the Tragedy of the Commons: freedom to breed

  • In C.G. Darwin's words: "It may well be that it would take hundreds of generations for the progenitive instinct to develop in this way, but if it should do so, nature would have taken her revenge, and the variety Homo contracipiens would become extinct and would be replaced by the variety Homo progenitivus. [

    Tragedy of the Commons (historical)

  • When I was in the Moulay Abdullah I almost believed in this aspect of myself as a philo-progenitive fruiterer; St. John’s Wood and Mountrichard Castle seemed equally remote.

    The Complete Stories

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