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fecundability

Line breaks: fe¦cund|abil¦ity
Pronunciation: /fɪˌkʌndəˈbɪlɪti
 
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Definition of fecundability in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine & Zoology
The probability of a woman or female animal conceiving within a given period of time, especially during a specific month or menstrual cycle.
Example sentences
  • If a recognised pregnancy occurs, the simple recording of the ‘time to conceive’ yields a relative measure of fecundability.
  • In three studies investigators found a decrease in human fecundability for several pesticide exposure categories, whereas such a decrease was not found in one study.
  • Data from the study were analyzed to determine whether smoking, caffeine, or alcohol use among men and women affect fecundability

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