philoprogenitive
adjective Etymology: phil- + Latin progenitus, past participle of progignere to beget — more at progenitor Date: 1865 1. tending to produce offspring ; prolific 2. of, relating to, or characterized by love of offspring • philoprogenitiveness noun

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  • Philoprogenitive — Phil o*pro*gen i*tive, a. Having the love of offspring; fond of children. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • philoprogenitive — index fertile, prolific Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • philoprogenitive — prolific, 1865, irregularly formed from PHILO (Cf. philo ) + L. progenit , pp. stem of progignere (see PROGENY (Cf. progeny)). Related: Philoprogenitiveness (1815) …   Etymology dictionary

  • philoprogenitive — [fil΄ə prō jen′ə tiv] adj. [ PHILO + PROGENITIVE] 1. productive of offspring; prolific 2. a) loving offspring, esp. one s own b) of such love …   English World dictionary

  • philoprogenitive — /fil oh proh jen i tiv/, adj. 1. producing offspring, esp. abundantly; prolific. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by love for offspring, esp. one s own. [1860 65; PHILO + PROGENITIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • philoprogenitive — adjective a) Prolific, or producing many offspring. b) Loving ones offspring …   Wiktionary

  • philoprogenitive — 1. Procreative, producing offspring. 2. In psychiatry, an obsolete term for pedophilia. [philo + L. progenies, offspring, progeny] …   Medical dictionary

  • philoprogenitive — fɪləʊprəʊ dÊ’enÉ™tɪv adj. prolific, having many children; fond of children, loving children …   English contemporary dictionary

  • philoprogenitive — [ˌfɪlə(ʊ)prə(ʊ) dʒɛnɪtɪv] adjective formal 1》 having many offspring. 2》 loving one s offspring. Derivatives philoprogenitiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • philoprogenitive — philo·progenitive …   English syllables

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