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Word: fecundity

Definition: fertility; fruitfulness; ADJ. fecund: very productive of crops or young


Sentences Containing 'fecundity'

According to Servius, for the Ambarvalia a "hostia" with the capacity to produce "felicitas" ("fecundity, blessedness") is led around in a ritual circuit three times; the ceremony, he says, is called an "amburbium" when it is the city that is circumambulated.
And he put it to us in this way--marking the points with a lean forefinger--as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it) and his fecundity.
In drawing their conclusion they point to the following weaknesses in the Ricroch et al. paper: i) important claims about the "Daphnia magna" study are incorrect (that the amount of toxin in the experiment was not presented), and ii) core results are omitted from the discussion (overall mortality differences and total fecundity).
Plaice are determinate spawners in which fecundity is determined before the onset of spawning.
Representations of female sexuality date back to prehistoric times; there is clear evidence of the depiction of female fecundity in ancient Venus figurines.
The blackfish species are very low in fecundity, slow-growing and long lived, and have low migratory tendencies, so are extremely vulnerable to overfishing and localised extinctions.
This reproductive strategy may be linked to the starfish's low fecundity rate and its low population density.
When compared with domestic populations, it was found that increased food in captive conditions led to higher fecundity, earlier maturation, and lower juvenile mortality.

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