self-sterile

[ self-ster-il or, especially British, -ahyl, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈstɛr ɪl or, especially British, -aɪl, ˈsɛlf- /

adjective Zoology.

incapable of self-fertilization.

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Origin of self-sterile

First recorded in 1875–80
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