Sterility



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 to produce offspring; infertile
2.
free from living, esp pathogenic, microorganisms; aseptic
3.
(of plants or their parts) not producing or bearing seeds, fruit, spores, stamens, or pistils
4.
lacking inspiration or vitality; fruitless
5.
(economics, US) (of gold) not being used to support credit creation or an increased money supply

sterile ster·ile (stěr’əl, -īl’)
adj.

Not producing or incapable of producing offspring.

Free from all live bacteria or other microorganisms and their spores.

ster’ile·ness or ste·ril’i·ty (stə-rĭl’ĭ-tē) n.
sterile
(stěr’əl, stěr’īl’)

Not able to produce offspring, seeds, or fruit; unable to reproduce.

Free from disease-causing microorganisms.

sterility noun (stə-rĭl’ĭ-tē)

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