male-sterile

[ meyl-ster-il or, esp. British, -ahyl ]
/ ˈmeɪlˈstɛr ɪl or, esp. British, -aɪl /

adjective Botany.

producing no pollen or infertile pollen.

Nearby words

  1. male gaze,
  2. male menopause,
  3. male pattern baldness,
  4. male turner's syndrome,
  5. male-,
  6. male-to-female,
  7. maleate,
  8. maleberry,
  9. malebo pool,
  10. malebranche

Origin of male-sterile

First recorded in 1920–25

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