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v. fertil·ized, fertil·izing, fertil·izes
1. To cause the fertilization of (an ovum, for example).
2. To make (soil, for example) fertile: Compost fertilizes the soil.
3. To spread fertilizer on: used a mechanical spreader to fertilize the lawn.
To spread fertilizer.

fer′til·iz′a·ble adj.


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Patient discussion about fertilize

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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Previously, scientists have grafted ovarian tissue into animals and detected small eggs, but this is the first group to obtain mature, potentially fertilizable eggs.
In the selected females, the viable oocytes (defined as fertilizable oocytes) were around 30-60 [micro]m in diameter (Lango-Reynoso et al.
The effect of these different annual periods was analyzed separately in both males and females on the following aspects: the number of both identified as males and females from the total; the number of both males and females showing maximum apparent gonad maturation degree (D + TD) from the total number of both recognized males and females; the number of selected males with more than 70% motile sperm with high lineal motility, and the number of differentiated females with fertilizable oocytes.
discus that the jelly-freed eggs are found to be 90% fertilizable, suggesting that egg jelly has no direct role in the process of fertilization and gamete fusion (Shiroya & Sakai 1995).
On the other hand, in the case of the spider crab, all the adult females are receptive, which means that the operative sex-ratio, defined as the number of sexually active males versus the number of fertilizable females (Emlen & Oring 1977), is equal to the effective sex-ratio.