female sterility


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fe·male ste·ril·i·ty

the inability of the female to conceive, due to inadequacy in structure or function of the genital organs.
Synonym(s): infecundity

fe·male ster·i·li·ty

(fēmāl stĕr-ili-tē)
Inability of female to conceive, due to inadequacy in structure or function of the genital organs.

female sterility

The inability of a female to conceive. This may result from a failure to produce or transport viable ova or to sustain a pregnancy due to a congenital absence or maldevelopment of the reproductive organs. Sterility also may be secondary to endocrine disorders, infections, trauma, neoplasms, inactivation of the ovaries by irradiation, or surgical excision of the ovaries, tubes, or uterus. See: infertility; gonadal dysgenesis
See also: sterility
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