Pronunciation: (fur-til'i-tē), [key]
1. the state or quality of being fertile.
2. Biol.the ability to produce offspring; power of reproduction: the amazing fertility of rabbits.
3. the birthrate of a population.
4. (of soil) the capacity to supply nutrients in proper amounts for plant growth when other factors are favorable.
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