Meaning of “fertility” in the English Dictionary

"fertility" in British English

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fertilitynoun [ U ]

uk /fəˈtɪl.ə.ti/ us /fɚˈtɪl.ə.t̬i/

fertility noun [ U ] (PEOPLE/ANIMALS/PLANTS)

(of animals and plants) the quality of being able to produce young or fruit:

a fertility symbol
declining fertility rates

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  • He runs a fertility clinic.
  • She was prescribed fertility drugs to stimulate her ovaries.
  • She's a leading fertility expert.
  • She began fertility treatment at the clinic three years ago.
  • It is thought that environmental toxins are destroying fertility.

(Definition of “fertility” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fertility" in American English

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fertilitynoun [ U ]

us /fərˈtɪl·ɪ·t̬i/

biology the ability to produce young

(Definition of “fertility” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)