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sterility

 [stĕ-ril´ĭ-te]
the state of being sterile.

ste·ril·i·ty

(stĕ-ril'i-tē),
1. In general, the incapability of fertilization or reproduction.
2. Condition of being aseptic, or free from all living microorganisms.
[L. sterilitas]

sterility

/ste·ril·i·ty/ (stĕ-ril´ĭ-te)
1. inability to produce offspring, i.e., either to conceive (female s.) or to induce conception (male s.)

sterility

[stəril′itē]
Etymology: L, sterilis, barren
a condition of being unable to conceive or reproduce the species.

sterility

A state of irreversible inconceivability.

sterility

1. The absence of viable contaminating microorganisms; aseptic state, asepsis.
2. Involuntary infertility–the inability to procreate, conceive or induce conception.

ste·ril·i·ty

(stĕr-il'i-tē)
1. In general, the incapability of fertilization or reproduction.
2. Condition of being aseptic, or free from all living microorganisms and their spores.
[L. sterilitas]

ste·ril·i·ty

(stĕr-il'i-tē)
Condition of being aseptic, or free from all living microorganisms.
[L. sterilitas]

sterility

the state of being sterile. See also infertility.

cryptorchidism sterility
hybrids sterility
offspring of parents of different species, these animals are usually sterile due to differences between the chromosomes of the two parents.
intersex sterility
sterility due to chromosomal differences within the patient.
nondisjunction sterility
sterility due to chromosomal errors.
polled goats sterility
a small percentage of all genetically female polled goats are sterile due to masculinization.
XX male dogs sterility
a Y chromosome-dependent character is an obligatory primary component in transforming the indifferent gonad into a testis.
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Sometimes delicate, sometimes urgent, and always somber, they add a note of tentativeness to the work, which somehow saves the geometry from sterility.
The British historian, Sir Archibald Alison, wrote, "Probably seven eighths of this immense surface, British North America, are doomed to eternal sterility from the excessive severity of the climate, which yields only a scanty herbage to the reindeer, the elk and the musk-ox.
Several research groups claimed to have achieved sterility using high pressure.
Although a positive step, Shand says, every major seed company has done research on seed sterility and genetic trait control, an equally alarming technology that enables genetic traits to be switched on and off with the application of company chemicals.
Japanese men whose partners are pregnant have a higher sperm count than men with pregnant partners in other countries surveyed, a sterility expert told a gathering of academics Friday.
With the ability to perform a range of different tests for total viable counts and yeast counts, such as 30-minute yeast counts in juice concentrates, 20-hour yeast detection in fermented milk products, 20-hour sterility testing in desserts, and 24-hour sterility testing in UHT products, the D-Count is set to change food testing because products will be cleared for release in just hours.
Did Michelangelo conceive of Minos as an inversion of God in the Separation of Light and Dark to elicit his sterility as well as intend him (along with the demon over his right shoulder) to remind the viewer of Isaiah in the ceiling in order somehow to signal the prophecy in Isaiah 13:9-11?