Medical Dictionary


adj ster·ile \ˈster-əl, chiefly British -ˌīl\

Medical Definition of STERILE

:  failing to produce or incapable of producing offspring <a sterile hybrid>—compare infertile
:  free from living organisms and especially microorganisms <a sterile syringe> <a sterile cyst>
ster·ile·ly \-əl-(l)ē\ adverb
ste·ril·i·ty \stə-ˈril-ət-ē\ noun, plural ste·ril·i·ties
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