nonreproductive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ reproductive

Adjective[edit]

nonreproductive (not comparable)

  1. Not able to reproduce; sterile.
  2. Not of or pertaining to reproduction.

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Noun[edit]

nonreproductive (plural nonreproductives)

  1. (biology) Any creature that cannot reproduce.
    • 2009 June 16, Claudia Dreifus, “Insects Succeeding Through Cooperation”, New York Times:
      In ant societies, the nonreproductives do particular tasks that benefit “the queens,” who reproduce.