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Inviability

Definition
noun
Incapacity (of an organism, a cell or tissue) to live, develop, grow, or reproduce.
Supplement
In hybrid inviability, an organism (a hybrid) possesses a deleterious gene that its offspring would not be able to survive, and usually die before birth.
Word origin: in- (not) + viable +-ity.

Related forms: inviable (adjective).
Compare: viability.


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