Free from reproductive spores or germs; as, a sterile fluid.
Unable to reproduce offspring or young of their own.
Incapable of reproducing.
Free of living organisms; the terms usually refers to lack of microorganisms or bacteria. Process of sterilization refers to killing all life forms by heating, chemical treatment or other means.
Clean, free of any living organisms. Also means unable to reproduce.
Free from live bacteria or other microorganisms. In piercing all equipment and jewelry must be sterile to reduce the risk of infection.
The absence of all living microorganisms.
Describes equipment and solutions that are germ and yeast free — where no microbial growth exists. Meadmakers sterilize their equipment to prevent wild yeasts and bacteria that might be present on their surfaces from contaminating the mead and causing spoilage or off-flavors. The mead itself is rendered sterile by using Campden tablets. After 24 hours, the mead is inoculated with the desirable yeast and fermentation begins.
incapable of producing offspring, fruit or spores.
free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"
1. Free of infectious organisms. 2. Unable to produce offspring.
Sterile means free from any bacteria or other microorganisms.
unable to cause or get pregnant
Free from germs that would cause an infection.
Free from living organisms. Relating to or characterized by sterility.
Unable to produce children.
Totally free from any living microorganisms.
1. Free from living micro organisms. 2. Unable to have children.
Free from all living organisms and their spores. Sterility.
free from all living microorganisms including those that cause disease
unable to get pregnant or get someone pregnant.
Free from all living organisms, especially microorganisms.
free of bacteria or other germs ( organisms).
Having no living matter present. This would include all microbiological life, such as bacteria, fungi or viruses.
Not capable of reproducing. Sterile flowers may have petals and sepals, but no funtional reproductive parts at all.
Free from living organisms. Something which is sterile contains no living bacteria, virus or fungus.
No viable or living organisms present.
something is sterile when it does not contain any living bacteria or germs which can cause infection.
free from any living micro-organisms; unable to conceive or produce offspring
Permanent inability to reproduce.
Free from any living organisms, for example, sterile gloves, sterile catheter
Free from living organisms and especially microorganisms.
Free from viable microorganisms.
Unable to father children because of a reduced sperm count.
1. Unable to reproduce sexually. 2. To be free from living microorganisms. ( 20)