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1Unable to reproduce; sterile; infertile.
Pathology. Of, relating to, or exhibiting agenesis; characterized by failed or incomplete development.
Mid 19th century. From a- + genesic. In sense 1 after French agénésique; compare earlier agennesia.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.