AskDefine | Define sterility

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1 (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms [syn: asepsis, antisepsis, sterileness]
2 the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate [syn: infertility] [ant: fertility]

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  1. The state or quality of being sterile.


state of being sterile

Extensive Definition

The term Sterility has several meanings:
sterility in Spanish: Estéril
sterility in Indonesian: Steril
sterility in French: Stérilité (homonymie)
sterility in Portuguese: Estéril
sterility in Danish: steril
sterility in Swedish: sterilitet

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