the prevention or retardation of inter- or intramolecular interactions as a result of the spatial structure of a molecule.
noun, plural sterigmata [stuh-rig-muh-tuh] /stəˈrɪg mə tə/ (Show IPA). Mycology. 1. a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or especially a basidiospore. noun 1. (biology) a minute stalk bearing a spore or chain of spores in certain fungi
noun, Chemistry. 1. a sterilizing agent. noun 1. any substance or agent used in sterilization
- Sterile cyst
sterile cyst n. A hydatid cyst that has no brood capsules or viable scolexes.
adjective 1. free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic: sterile surgical instruments. 2. incapable of producing offspring; not producing offspring. 3. barren; not producing vegetation: sterile soil. 4. Botany. noting a plant in which reproductive structures fail to develop. bearing no stamens or pistils. 5. not productive of results, ideas, etc.; fruitless. adjective 1. unable […]