intervention of other living matter. In sexual reproduction, the detached portion, which is always a single cell, called the female germ cell, is acted upon by another portion of living matter, the male germ cell, usually from another organism, and in the fusion of the two (impregnation) a new cell is formed, from the development of which arises a new individual.

2. That which is reproduced.

(Re`pro*duc"tive) a. [Cf. F. reproductif.] Tending, or pertaining, to reproduction; employed in reproduction. Lyell.

(Re`pro*duc"to*ry) a. Reproductive.

(Re*proof") n. [OE. reproef. See Proof, Reprove.]

1. Refutation; confutation; contradiction. [Obs.]

2. An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach.

Those best can bear reproof who merit praise.

Syn. — Admonition; reprehension; chiding; reprimand; rebuke; censure; blame. See Admonition.

(Re*prov"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. réprouvable.] Worthy of reproof or censure. Jer. Taylor.

Syn. — Blamable; blameworthy; censurable; reprehensible; culpable; rebukable.

Re*prov"a*ble*ness, n.Re*prov"a*bly, adv.

Re proval
(Re prov"al) n. Reproof. Sir P. Sidney.

(Re*prove") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reproved (-pr??vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reproving.] [F. réprouver, OF. reprover, fr. L. reprobare. See Reprieve, Reprobate, and cf. Reproof.]

1. To convince. [Obs.]

When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
John xvi. 9.

2. To disprove; to refute. [Obs.]

Reprove my allegation, if you can.

3. To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.

What if thy son

Prove disobedient, and, reproved, retort,
"Wherefore didst thou beget me?"

4. To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.

He neither reproved the ordinance of John, neither plainly condemned the fastings of the other men.

Syn. — To reprehend; chide; rebuke; scold; blame censure. — Reprove, Rebuke, Reprimand. These words all signufy the expression of disapprobation. To reprove implies greater calmness and self-possession. To rebuke implies a more excited and personal feeling. A reproof may be administered long after the offience is committed, and is usually intended for the reformation of the offender; a rebuke is commonly given at the moment of the wrong, and is administered by way of punishment and condemnation. A

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission.
See our FAQ for more details.