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REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

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REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (noun)
  The noun REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM has 1 sense:

1. organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring

  Familiarity information: REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM used as a noun is very rare.


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REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM (noun)


Sense 1reproductive system [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

genital system; reproductive system

Hypernyms ("reproductive system" is a kind of...):

system (a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts)

Meronyms (parts of "reproductive system"):

germ cell; reproductive cell; sex cell (a spermatozoon or an ovum)

reproductive organ; sex organ (any organ involved in sexual reproduction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reproductive system"):

female reproductive system (the reproductive system of females)

male reproductive system (the reproductive system of males)

Holonyms ("reproductive system" is a part of...):

apparatus urogenitalis; genitourinary apparatus; genitourinary system; systema urogenitale; urinary apparatus; urinary system; urogenital apparatus; urogenital system (the system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine)


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