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self-sterile

[self-ster-il or, esp. British, -ahyl, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈstɛr ɪl or, esp. British, -aɪl, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective, Zoology
1.
incapable of self-fertilization.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • These plants are self-sterile, cross-pollinating, or outbreeding.
  • Some of these are self-fertile, others self-sterile, with some variability between geographic races.

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