Self-sterile

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Self-sterile (bot.) unable to fertilise itself
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

Further, it is certain that the self-sterility exhibited by many plants has nothing to do with hybridisation.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
So I made a self sterile race!
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
It can be safely said that neither self-indulgence nor spermatorrhoea often leads to permanent sterility.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
In other words, the chestnut is usually self sterile.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
It can be safely said that neither self-indulgence nor spermatorrhoea often leads to permanent sterility.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The money Prue made would have been scandalous if money did not tend to become self-sterilizing after it passes certain dimensions.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Most varieties, however, are found in groups between the two extremes, neither self-fertile nor self-sterile.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Some varieties are self-sterile, yet quite capable of cross-fertilisation from the pollen of other varieties.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
I was obliged, in fact, to brace myself, to reason it out again that right was self-propagating and wrong necessarily sterile.
"The High Heart" by Basil King
There are many pessimists who foretell the doom of the White Races coming from a sterility self-imposed for the sake of better ease.
"Problems of the Pacific" by Frank Fox
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In news:

Adenna Inc introduces new ADENNA brand self- sealing sterilization pouches.
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In science:

As usual in thermal field theory, the sterile neutrino self energies Π< and Π> can be associated with the gain and loss rate.
Dark Matter, Baryogenesis and Neutrino Oscillations from Right Handed Neutrinos
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