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[fil-oh-proh-jen-i-tiv] /ˌfɪl oʊ proʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv/

producing offspring, especially abundantly; prolific.
of, relating to, or characterized by love for offspring, especially one’s own.
adjective (rare)
fond of children
producing many offspring

“prolific,” 1815, irregularly formed from philo- + Latin progenit-, past participle stem of progignere (see progeny). Related: Philoprogenitiveness. Important words among the phrenologists.


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