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bar·ren

(bar'en),
Unable to produce a pregnancy.
[M.E. bareyne]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

barren

(băr′ən)
adj.
a. Not producing or incapable of producing offspring. Used of female animals.
b. Often Offensive Not producing or incapable of producing offspring. Used of women.

bar′ren·ly adv.
bar′ren·ness n.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Infertile, sterile, fruitless
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barren

adjective Gynecology Infertile, sterile, fruitless, inconceivable
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

barren

Sterile. Incapable of producing offspring.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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