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iteroparityIteroparie (ger.)

  • The condition of an organism that has more than one reproductive cycle during its lifetime. (Oxford Dict. of Zoology 2009)
    life history semelparity
    The contrasting condition [to ›semelparity‹] will be referred to as iteroparity. Iteroparous species include some, such as small rodents, where only two or three litters of young are produced in a lifetime, and also various trees and tapeworms where a single individual may produce thousands of litters.
    Cole, L.C. (1954). The population consequences of life history phenomena. Quart. Rev. Biol. 29, 103-137: 118.