male-ster·​ile ˈmāl-ˈster-əl How to pronounce male-sterile (audio)
: having male gametes lacking or nonfunctional
male-sterile plants

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of male-sterile was in 1921

Dictionary Entries Near male-sterile

Cite this Entry

“Male-sterile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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