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fecundity

 [fe-kun´dĭ-te]
the ability to produce offspring frequently and in large numbers. In demography, the physiological ability to reproduce, as opposed to fertility.

fe·cun·di·ty

(fē-kŭn'di-tē), Avoid the incorrect form fecundability.
The ability to produce live offspring.

fecundity

/fe·cun·di·ty/ (fĕ-kun´dit-e)
1. in demography, the physiological ability to reproduce, as opposed to fertility.
2. ability to produce offspring rapidly and in large numbers.

fecundity

(fĭ-kŭn′dĭ-tē)
n.
1. The quality or power of producing abundantly; fruitfulness or fertility.
2. Productive or creative power: fecundity of the mind.

fecundity

[fikun′ditē]
the ability to produce offspring, especially in large numbers and rapidly; fertility. fecund [fek′ənd, fē′kənd] , adj.

fe·cun·di·ty

(fē-kǔn'di-tē)
The ability to produce live offspring.

fecundity

the numbers of young produced by an organism during the course of its life.

Compare FERTILITY (3). See REPRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL.

fecundity

the ability to produce offspring frequently and in large numbers. In demography, the physiological ability to reproduce, as opposed to fertility.

fecundity gene
as found in the Booroola strain of merino sheep; causes increased ovulation rate.

Patient discussion about fecundity

Q. What is the connection between alcoholism & male fertility? If a guy drank heavily for many years, then stayed sober for many years, would his ability to impregnate a woman disappear, or be at all diminished, as a result of his years as a hard-core alcoholic? In other words, would he not have to worry about using any birth control because in his situation it was rendered unnecessary due to the negative effects of long-term drinking? And would such bad effects, if indeed they had kicked in, have been canceled out by a long period of sobriety after the drinking years?

A. i"ve been sober for six years now,drank heavily for 12 years,i now have three kids,so in other words wrap that rascal,lol

Q. Can cystic fibrosis patients have children? My boyfriend has cystic fibrosis, and currently he’s treated with many medications but usually healthy (other than pneumonia from hospitalization from time to time). I heard that men with cystic fibrosis can’t have children - is that true? Is there anything he can do about it?

A. WE ARE A HEALTHY COUPLE BUT MY WIFE NEVER GET PREGNANT IN 20 YEARS OF RELATIONSHIP.
I'M SO SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH, I'M LEARNING.

Q. Do women with cystic fibrosis have difficult pregnancy? My wife has cystic fibrosis, and after 3 year of marriage we decided we want a baby. I know that men with cystic fibrosis are usually infertile and can’t have children- is that the case also for women with cystic fibrosis? Is the pregnancy in women with cystic fibrosis more problematic? Is it dangerous?

A. Before you attempt a pregnancy, you should consult her doctor to make sure she can tolerate it, because very severe disease can make the pregnancy dangerous for her. If her disease isn’t so severe, usually there are no special problems.

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Results in Table I showed that in Casein diet, among low and high concentrations maximum fecundity (662.
Estrous, pregnancy, kidding, twinning and fecundity rates did not show any significant difference in 2PG-GH, PG-GH and GH groups.
The fecundity was estimated ranging from 91321 to 337389 (TL-from 137 mm and TW 61.
Figure 1 presents the unadjusted and adjusted FORs for chemicals (in quartiles) found having a significant association with couple fecundity when modeling each partner of the couple.
The regressions between fecundity and total length and body weight were calculated according to Bagenal (1978).
Repeated measure analysis was initially done to determine the effect of humidity levels on fecundity of individual species over time, but the data were not significant for several time periods (SAS Institute 2012).
Fecundity commonly refers to the number of eggs produced by a female in a single egg batch (Bourdon 1962, Sastry 1983, Pinheiro & Terceiro 2000, Pinheiro et al.
Table 4: The age and length at first maturity (cm), spawning period, egg diameters (mm), and fecundity (unit/ individual) of chub in different lakes
Until our work occurred, there had been no studies of sablefish maturity in winter to compare with the estimates of age at maturity in summer, and there are no estimates of fecundity for sablefish in Alaska.
Annual fecundity estimates are only appropriate under the assumption that Alabama shad are isochronal spawners, producing one spawning batch in a season.