self-sterile

adjective
self-ster·​ile | \ ˌself-ˈster-əl How to pronounce self-sterile (audio) \

Definition of self-sterile

: sterile to its own pollen or sperm

Other Words from self-sterile

self-sterility \ ˌself-​stə-​ˈri-​lə-​tē How to pronounce self-sterile (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of self-sterile

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-sterile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-sterile. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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