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cross-sterile

[ kraws-ster-uhl or, especially British, -ahyl, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈstɛr əl or, especially British, -aɪl, ˈkrɒs- /
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adjective

incapable of reproducing due to hybridization.

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Origin of cross-sterile

First recorded in 1945–50

OTHER WORDS FROM cross-sterile

cross-ste·ril·i·ty, noun
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