primary sterility


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primary sterility

Etymology: L, primus + sterilis, barren
the inability to produce offspring caused by a functional failure of the ovaries or the testes.

primary sterility

Sterility resulting from failure of the testis or ovary to produce functional germ cells.
See also: sterility