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phil·o·pro·gen·i·tive

(fil'ō-prō-jen'i-tiv),
1. Procreative, producing offspring.
2. In psychiatry, an obsolete term for pedophilia.
[philo- + L. progenies, offspring, progeny]

philoprogenitive

(fĭl′ō-prō-jĕn′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Producing many offspring; prolific.
2. Loving one's offspring or children in general.
3. Of or relating to love of children.

phil·o·pro·gen·i·tive

(fil'ō-prō-jen'i-tiv)
Procreative, producing offspring.
[philo- + L. progenies, offspring, progeny]
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One list included the following (4): Amativeness Philoprogenitiveness Inhabitiveness Adhesiveness Combativeness Destructiveness Secretiveness Acquisitiveness Constructiveness Self-esteem Love of approbation Cautiousness Benevolence Veneration Firmness Conscientiousness Hope Marvelousness Ideality Gaiety or Mirthfulness Imitation Individuality Configuration Size Weight and Resistance Coloring Locality Calculation Order Eventuality Time Melody Language Comparison Causality
The various inherited lumps and bumps supposedly corresponded to personality traits: intelligence, kindness, humor, love of music or of producing children, the latter called philoprogenitiveness. Phrenology never made it past the 19th century, but many of its assumptions remain intact.
In Dutch painting only Caspar Netscher captured better, and was more captivated by, small children than Pieter de Hooch, who left seven children, although his philoprogenitiveness can scarcely have eased the lifelong poverty in which he died in an Amsterdam asylum.