unfertilized


Also found in: Thesaurus.

unfertilized

(ʌnˈfɜːtɪˌlaɪzd) or

unfertilised

adj
(Biology) (of an animal, plant, or egg cell) not fertilized: an unfertilized ovum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfertilized - not having been fertilized; "an unfertilized egg"
infertile, sterile, unfertile - incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
References in periodicals archive ?
Although we expected crushing force to increase at fertilization due to the cortical granule reaction, mean crushing force was significantly greater in unfertilized chorions than in fertilized chorions.
TO create a clone experts take an unfertilized egg from an animal and remove its centre, which contains its DNA.
The hormones can disrupt a moth's breeding cycle by making female eggs unattractive to male moths, leaving them unfertilized, according to agricultural specialist, Zakaria Al-Matwakil.
Fertilized plots saw declines in the numbers of species compared to unfertilized control plots.
The Mitalipov team used cloning techniques to combine a donor cell with an unfertilized egg whose nucleus had been removed, creating a self-regenerating stem cell colony that is genetically matched to the donor.
The researchers, led by OHSU biologist Shoukhrat Mitalipoy, modified unfertilized eggs for the first time, a technique that offers great promise as well as ethical pitfalls.
Now the team has succeeded in transferring the nuclei of unfertilized human eggs into donor eggs.
Caviar consists of unfertilized eggs from sturgeon, a widely endangered fish.
In addition, NIH does not plan to fund research on embryos created specifically for research or on stem cells derived by research-cloning techniques or by parthenogenesis (a method that uses unfertilized egg cells).
But the unfertilized corn grown on that land yielded about 239 bushels per acre.
With a little help from a pink frog, she manages to secure the antidote--the yolk of a deadly Elgort's unfertilized egg.
ISCO's human parthenogenetic stem cells are created from unfertilized human eggs, yet share with conventional human embryonic stem cells the ability to differentiate into all tissue types.