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sterile

 [ster´il]
1. infertile (see infertility).
sterile technique aseptic technique.

ster·ile

(ster'il), Do not confuse this word with infertile or antiseptic.
Relating to or characterized by sterility.
[L. sterilis, barren]

sterile

/ster·ile/ (ster´il)
1. unable to produce offspring.

sterile

(stĕr′əl, -īl′)
adj.
1.
a. Not producing or incapable of producing offspring.
b. Not producing or incapable of producing seed, fruit, spores, or other reproductive structures. Used of plants or their parts.
2. Producing little or no vegetation; unfruitful: sterile land.
3. Free from live bacteria or other microorganisms: a sterile operating area; sterile instruments.

ster′ile·ly adv.
ster′ile·ness, ste·ril′i·ty (stə-rĭl′ĭ-tē) n.

sterile

[ster′il]
Etymology: L, sterilis, barren
1 free of living microorganisms.
2 barren; unable to produce children because of a physical abnormality, often the absence of spermatogenesis in a man or blockage of the fallopian tubes in a woman. Compare impotence. sterility, n.
3 aseptic.

sterile

adjective Referring to
1. An inability to produce children; inconceivable.
2. A product–gauze, surgical instruments–that has been packaged so as to have no organisms at the time it is opened.

ster·ile

(ster'il)
Relating to or characterized by sterility.
[L. sterilis, barren]

sterile

1. Free from bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. Incapable of reproduction.

sterile

  1. not capable of producing offspring.
  2. free from living microorganisms.

Sterile

Unable to conceive a child.

sterile

complete absence of all life forms, including spores and other resistant forms

ster·ile

(ster'il)
Relating to or characterized by sterility.
[L. sterilis, barren]

sterile,

adj free from viable microorganisms.
sterile field,
n 1. a specified area (such as within a tray or on a sterile towel) that is considered free of viable microorganisms.
2. an area immediately around a patient that has been prepared for a surgical procedure.

sterile

1. not fertile; barren; not producing young. See also fertility.
2. aseptic; not producing microorganisms; free from living microorganisms.

sterile insect release method
a method of insect control of particular use in insects in which mating occurs only once, e.g. screw-worm fly; artificially bred flies are sterilized by irradiation and released; if sufficient sterile flies are released most of the wild flies mate with a sterile fly and the population is sufficiently diminished to lead to a control situation. Called also SIRM.
sterile pack
see sterile surgical pack.

Patient discussion about sterile

Q. Is it good to put alcohol on burns? If I get a burn- should I sterilize it with alcohol to prevent infections?

A. Tiffany is right...best to avoid alcohol. the treatment depends on the severity of the burn. here is a pamphlet about dealing with burns. very helpful!
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/firstaid/after-injury/638.html

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A $71 million federal eradication plan began, involving the weekly release of sterile Medflies, with the hope that the insects would mate with wild counterparts, which then would produce no offspring.
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