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fecundity The number of offspring produced by an organism (in higher animals, generally of the female of the species) in a given time. Normally all organisms, assuming they reach reproductive age, are sufficiently fecund to replace themselves several times over. Darwin noted this, together with the fact that population numbers nevertheless tended to remain fairly constant: these observations led him to formulate his theory of evolution by natural selection. Compare fertility.

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fecundity

fecundity The biological capacity for reproduction of individuals or populations. In demography, fecundity (as the potential for childbearing) is contrasted with fertility, or actual childbearing. The infecund are those who cannot have children though they may have been fertile and/or fecund in the past.

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fecundity

fecundity See fertility.

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fecundity

fecundity See FERTILITY.

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