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reproduce from (something)

1. To spawn or generate offspring from some source. Unusual among most plants, ferns reproduce from spores rather than seeds. The platypus and echidna are the only two mammals that reproduce from eggs.
2. To spawn or generate offspring from some range of ages or times of the year. The animal reproduces from March to June each year. The male gorilla is first able to reproduce from 15 to 20 years of age.
3. To produce a copy or duplicate from something or some source; to make an imitation or representation from something or some source. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "reproduce" and "from." The criminals were able to reproduce spot-on counterfeit banknotes from the stolen printing plates. I started my career by reproducing animation from some of my favorite cartoons. We were able to reproduce a legible manuscript from the old parchments we found in the tomb.
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reproduce something from something

to make a copy of something from something else. I think we can reproduce the picture from the copy that you have there. We don't need the negative. Can you reproduce a good copy from this old print?
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Moreover, the virus only reproduces in and kills motor neurons.
This enabled the virus to enter the HIV-infected cells and reproduce inside them, killing them.
The new study employs a virus that reproduces in the relatively cool nasal passages but not in the warmer environment of the lungs.
14 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered a microbe that is able to stay forever young by rejuvenating every time it reproduces itself.
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3) genetically modified to only reproduce asexually
THERE ARE SO MANY SIMPLER ways to reproduce than sex.
1 : to produce another living thing of the same kind <Most plants reproduce by means of seeds.
Now, it appears that after acyclovir is altered by herpes viruses, it also interferes with the AIDS virus's ability to reproduce, report researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.
The world's largest lizard species had previously been observed to reproduce only in the usual morn-and-pop way, explains Kevin Buley of the Chester Zoo in England.
Pursuant to the master license agreement, Y makes payments to X when (1) Y or its subsidiaries reproduce the licensed computer program on computers and other equipment used by Y or its subsidiaries or (2) Y or its subsidiaries reproduce and distribute X's computer program on computers and other equipment manufactured and marketed to customers by Y or its subsidiaries.