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Fertile

Fertile

1. Producing fruit or vegetation in abundance; fruitful; able to produce abundantly; prolific; fecund; productive; rich; inventive; as, fertile land or fields; a fertile mind or imagination. Though he in a fertile climate dwell. (Shak)

2. (Science: botany) Capable of producing fruit; fruit-bearing; as, fertile flowers. Containing pollen; said of anthers.

3. Produced in abundance; plenteous; ample. Henceforth, my early care . . . Shall tend thee, and the fertile burden ease Of thy full branches. (Milton)

Synonym: fertile, Fruitful.

fertile implies the inherent power of production; fruitful, the act. The prairies of the west are fertile by nature, and are turned by cultivation into fruitful fields. The same distinction prevails when these words are used figuratively. A man of fertile genius has by nature great readiness of invention; one whose mind is fruitful has resources of thought and a readiness of application which enable him to think and act effectively.

Origin: L. Fertiliz, fr. Ferr to bear, produce: cf. F. Fertile. See bear to support. Marked by great fruitfulness; fertile farmland; a fat land; a productive vineyard; rich soil.


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Where did you get it will become fertile male? Do you have any publications in support? ...When the dormant, right-side gonad is switched on, it develops into a male sex organ called an ovotestis. Scientists have found that an ovotestis will ...

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... I think that settles it. :) Nonsense! You chant a liberal mantra and claim it to be science? Wolves, coyotes, and dogs cam all breed and produce fertile offspring. You are aying that they are all the same. Turkeys, chickens, pheasants, and Pea fowl mixes can produce fertile offspring. An infant ...

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Forced bird's parthenogenesis

Where did you get it will become fertile male? Do you have any publications in support?

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by JackBean
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:21 pm
 
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Re: Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards

By 'compatible' I mean able to form a zygote that results in a fertile , viable offspring. my emphasis

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Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:07 am
 
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