fertility: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fur-til'i-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. the state or quality of being fertile.
  2. the ability to produce offspring; power of reproduction: the amazing fertility of rabbits.
  3. the birthrate of a population.
  4. (of soil) the capacity to supply nutrients in proper amounts for plant growth when other factors are favorable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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