chemosterilant

[ kee-moh-ster-uh-luh nt, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊˈstɛr ə lənt, ˌkɛm oʊ- /

noun

a chemical that causes an animal to become irreversibly sterile without changing its mating behavior or longevity.

Nearby words

  1. chemosh,
  2. chemosis,
  3. chemosmosis,
  4. chemosphere,
  5. chemostat,
  6. chemosterilize,
  7. chemosurgery,
  8. chemosynthesis,
  9. chemosynthetic bacteria,
  10. chemotactic

Origin of chemosterilant

First recorded in 1960–65; chemo- + sterilant

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