Definition of Sterility

1. Noun. (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms.

Exact synonyms: Antisepsis, Asepsis, Sterileness
Generic synonyms: Sanitariness
Derivative terms: Antiseptic, Aseptic, Sterile, Sterile



2. Noun. The state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate.
Exact synonyms: Infertility
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Specialized synonyms: Impotence, Impotency, Barrenness, Cacogenesis, Dysgenesis
Antonyms: Fertility
Derivative terms: Infertile, Sterile

Definition of Sterility

1. n. The quality or condition of being sterile.

Definition of Sterility

1. Noun. The state or quality of being sterile. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sterility

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sterility

sterigmatum
sterilant
sterilants
sterile
sterilely
sterileness
sterilisation
sterilisations
sterilise
sterilised
steriliser
sterilisers
sterilises
sterilising
sterilities
sterility (current term)
sterilizable
sterilizated
sterilization
sterilizations
sterilize
sterilized
sterilizer
sterilizers
sterilizes
sterilizing
sterino
sterinos
sterlet
sterlets

Literary usage of Sterility

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1. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"Distinction between the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids— sterility various in degree, not universal, affected by close interbreeding, ..."

2. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin (1878)
"Distinction between the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids — sterility various in degree, not universal, affected by close interbreeding, ..."

3. Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1902)
"THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES CHAPTER IX HYBRIDISM Distinction between the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids—sterility various in degree, not universal, ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"A STUDY OF SEMI-sterility Hybrids with Half their Pollen and Ovules Sterile—Semi-sterility Inherited in Half of the Second Generation—Progeny of Fertile ..."

5. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"Given the absence of spermatozoa, sterility may be assumed. ... And this of itself may be one cause of sterility, in the diagnosis of which the microscope ..."

6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"Varieties of sterility. sterility may be primary or acquired, absolute or relative. Primary sterility may be defined as the variety in which congenital ..."

7. Montaigne by Tetel, Marcel (1903)
"sterility. Cause and Treatment. A large number of possible causes of ... The great majority of cases of sterility are dependent upon slight causes. (a. ..."

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