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- Of or relating to reproduction.
- That reproduces.
2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
- In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, […]. Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.
of or relating to reproduction
reproductive (plural reproductives)
- (biology) A reproductive organism (especially such as in an insect).