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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Most important, this text reproduces the marginal notes in their proper place surrounding the text (not relegated to footnotes as in earlier editions), thereby highlighting their status as glosses that often expand upon the personal narrative of the text or else relate events in the larger world to it.
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In Le source du Lison de Gustave Courbet, 1979-80, for example, he reproduces the landscape in question in oil on canvas, working from a photograph he took of the same location, after much research on Courbet's precise placement.
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Since the bacteria live in an insect's eggs, they spread only if the female reproduces. This strategy should drive the bacteria to evolve into forms that do not harm their host, he explains.
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The new study employs a virus that reproduces in the relatively cool nasal passages but not in the warmer environment of the lungs.
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