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fer·tile

(fer'til),
1. Fruitful; capable of conceiving and bearing young. Synonym(s): fecund
2. Impregnated; fertilized.
[L. fertilis, fr. fero, to bear]

fertile

(fûr′tl)
adj.
1. Biology
a. Capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.
b. Capable of growing and developing; able to mature: a fertile egg.
2. Botany Bearing functional reproductive structures such as seeds or fruit or material such as spores or pollen.
3. Bearing or producing crops or vegetation abundantly; fruitful.
4. Rich in material needed to sustain plant growth: fertile soil.
5. Highly or continuously productive; prolific: a fertile imagination; a fertile source of new ideas.
6. Physics Capable of producing fissionable material: fertile thorium 232.

fer′tile·ly adv.
fer′tile·ness n.

fertile

[fur′təl]
Etymology: L, fertilis, fruitful
1 capable of reproducing or bearing offspring.
2 (of a gamete) capable of inducing fertilization or being fertilized.
3 prolific; fruitful; not sterile. fertility, n., fertilize, v.

fer·tile

(fĕr'til)
1. Fruitful; capable of conceiving and bearing young.
Synonym(s): fecund.
2. Impregnated; fertilized.
[L. fertilis, fr. fero, to bear]

fertile

productive. See FERTILITY.

Patient discussion about fertile

Q. i just have my period last november 25 and ended on 28.when is my possible fertile and ovulation period please help me identify my fertile and ovulation period

A. If someone knew it, it'd solve the human race many problems with fertility. The problem is that ovulation (and thus, the period of possible fertility) happens 14 days BEFORE the onset of menses, so you know about it only retrospectively.

However there ways such as serial body temperature measuring, along with kits that measures the level of hormones in the urine in order to estimate the time of the coming ovulation, and help in timing intercourse.

You may read more about it here (www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521 ) but anyway, consulting a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) may be wise.

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