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STERILITY. Barrenness; incapacity to produce a child. It is curable and incurable; when of the latter kind, at the time of the marriage, and arising from impotency, it is a good cause for dissolving a marriage. 1 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 254. See Impotency.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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simulans origin that affect the sterilities of sim/mau [F.sub.1] males was not observed.
This large difference in sterilities may at first seem to indicate a cytoplasmic influence.
Drosophila mauritiana, however, produces reciprocal hybrids conferring the two classes of sterilities, postmeiotic and premeiotic, when crossed to either D.