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fertility

Pronunciation: /fərˈtɪləti; fəˈtɪləti/

Translation of fertility in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of woman, animal, plant) fertilidad (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) [drug/clinic] [Medicine/Medicina] para el tratamiento de la infertilidad fertility symbol [Mythol] símbolo (masculine) de fertilidad
    Example sentences
    • Currently, stem cells used for research largely come from embryos leftover from fertility clinics.
    • Four of the eight QTL for reduced homozygous seed set are colocated with QTL associated with reduced male fertility.
    • Several herbs are notable for boosting fertility, too.
    1.2 (of soil) fertilidad (feminine) 1.3 (of mind, imagination) fertilidad (feminine), fecundidad (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Galileo's work in mechanics testifies to the fertility of these concepts.
    • As we drove through the countryside I could see the evidence of the incredible fertility.
    • Such soil as occurs is usually shallow, leached and mildly acid, and of generally low fertility.

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