self-sterile

[self-ster-il or, esp. British, -ahyl, self-]
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adjective Zoology.

incapable of self-fertilization.

Nearby words

  1. self-slaughter,
  2. self-slayer,
  3. self-sow,
  4. self-sown,
  5. self-starter,
  6. self-stick,
  7. self-storage,
  8. self-study,
  9. self-styled,
  10. self-sufficiency

Origin of self-sterile

First recorded in 1875–80

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