Meaning of fertilizable in English:


(British fertilisable)


See fertilize

‘These sexual differences are reflected in the operational sex ratio; the ratio of fertilizable females to sexually active males at the site and time when mating occurs.’
  • ‘Because female Collared Flycatchers only lay one clutch per season, the proportion of fertilizable females declines as the proportion of incubating females increase.’
  • ‘This, and the consequent high ratio of sexually active males to fertilizable females, causes the males to be rather indiscriminate and the females to exert careful mate choice.’
  • ‘Furthermore, males would benefit, because there would be more fertilizable females available, which would increase EPC opportunities.’
  • ‘One factor long hypothesized to influence the skew in male mating success in a population is the temporal distribution of fertilizable females.’