- noting a plant in which reproductive structures fail to develop.
- bearing no stamens or pistils.
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Complete with 348 items, organized neatly into 20 inner compartments, you’ll get a comprehensive kit including 28 sting relief pads, 10 large sterile gauze pads, and one emergency glow stick.
Equipped with 130 items, you’ll get 50 adhesive bandages, an instant cold press, and a sterile eye pad.
This decidedly non-invasive diagnostic simply requires a spit sample that can be collected in a sterile container.What makes the latest coronavirus testing process, developed by Yale, so promising|Sy Mukherjee|August 18, 2020|Fortune
They had been home with their families for so long in what can be a socially sterile environment.The Learning Curve: One School District Stayed Open – and Didn’t Have Problems|Will Huntsberry|August 13, 2020|Voice of San Diego
We went from the availability of one dose of the drug in 1941, to four million sterile packages of the drug every month four years later.Why We Need Mass Automation to Pandemic-Proof the Supply Chain|Derik Pridmore|July 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
In reality,” Francis said, “theatrical severity and sterile pessimism are often symptoms of fear and insecurity.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Koenig has not been a sterile, objective narrator; she has openly voiced her biases, concerns, and gut feelings all along.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Nonsterile gloves and sterile obstetric and surgical gloves were depleted or absent in all four counties,” the report reads.
Though she portrays the Gulf Coast city as sterile, she also writes about it as a kind of haven.
Birenbaum-Carmeli also points to technology that means even a near-sterile man can now be assisted to impregnate his wife.
The letter was the swift and desperate sequel to several days' absolutely sterile reflection.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Human milk is sterile when secreted, but derives a few bacteria from the lacteal ducts.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Sterile, dissipated and prodigal, she made her husband very unhappy, thus avenging the first Mme. Brunner.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
This country was so cold and sterile and unpropitious that winter predominated, and it was difficult to support life.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
The country which they passed through was sterile in the extreme, and the expedition proved a failure.Robert Moffat|David J. Deane