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Meaning of STERILITY

Pronunciation:  stu'rilitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
 

STERILITY is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: antisepsis, asepsis, infertility, sterileness
 
 Antonyms: fecundity, fertility
 
 See Also: barrenness, cacogenesis, dysgenesis, impotence, impotency, physiological condition, physiological state, sanitariness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ste*ril"i*ty\, n. [L. sterilitas: cf. F.
st['e]rilit['e].]
1. The quality or condition of being sterile.

2. (Biol.) Quality of being sterile; infecundity; also, the
   state of being free from germs or spores.

 

 

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