subfertility


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subfertility

 [sub″fer-til´ĭ-te]
diminished reproductive capacity; called also hypofertility. adj., adj subfer´tile.

sub·fer·til·i·ty

(sŭb'fĕr-til'i-tē),
Less than normal capacity for reproduction.

subfertility

Reproduction medicine A ♂ condition in which semen parameters are below the lower limits of normal on ≥ 2 occasions Criteria Volume < 1.5 mL, sperm concentration < 20 million/mL, sperm viability < 60%, motility < 2–on a scale of 1 to 4, and > 60% abnormal forms; subfertile semen may also demonstrate hyperviscosity, sperm agglutination, polyspermia and/or hematospermia. Cf Anti-sperm antibodies, Infertility.

sub·fer·til·i·ty

(sŭb'fĕr-til'i-tē)
Less than normal capacity for reproduction.
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