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Noun: sterility  stu'ri-li-tee
  1. (of non-living objects) the state of being free of pathogenic organisms
    - asepsis, antisepsis, sterileness
     
  2. The state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
    - infertility

Derived forms: sterilities

Type of: physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, sanitariness

Encyclopedia: Sterility