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Synonyms for sterile

Synonyms for sterile

unable to produce offspring

lacking or unable to produce growing plants or crops

free or freed from microorganisms

Synonyms for sterile

incapable of reproducing

free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms


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deficient in originality or creativity

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In addition, the company's new BD ChloraPrep sterile solution will include a mark to indicate that it is sterile to distinguish sterile solution from non-sterile antiseptic skin preparations.
The report notes that plastics are the preferred material in the global sterile medical packaging market.
An example is whether to use sterile vs nonsterile gloves for minor procedures.
The study presented here attempts to analyze the impact of supply air flow rates on the entrainment of the surrounding air into the sterile zone and to visualize the resulting flow path of airborne particulates.
Since then, scientists have been working to get hard proof that the sterile neutrino exists.
Scotland does seem to be ahead, and several managers of OEMs have noted that the Scottish government is working on a law that will make it mandatory to have all implants sterile packed.
Sterile gloves almost halved contamination rates in this trial, but rates were low to start with (between 0.9% and 1.1% depending on the definition), says an editorial (p 202).
Balston Sterile Air Filters are in full compliance with FDA requirements, are USDA accepted for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants, and comply with 3-A accepted practices.
The UMR2000CB is a "clean blow" design that uses sterile blowing air and an enclosed, pressurized clamp for high-volume production of bacteria-free containers.
Parker Hannifin has launched a new range of Balston Sterile Air Filters that have been designed especially for use in the most demanding food industry applications.
The little fire ants live in seemingly unexceptional colonies with several queens, many sterile female workers, and a smaller number of males.
Considering the increased awareness of nosocomial infections in hospitals and long term care facilities, it's a good idea to review what needs to be as sterile possible and what must be "clean."
For affected dogs, a tape strip was used to sample a positive skin site (an area adjacent to a site positive for yeast), and sterile cotton-tipped swabs were used to sample ear exudates.
To help clobber the pests, McInnis breeds sterile (infertile) males of the melon fly in the lab.
A coalition of medical organizations and others worked to change the law, and they won a partial victory in 1998; possession of syringes was reduced to a misdemeanor, but they remained illegal (until 2000) and drug users had difficulty getting sterile syringes.