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Answer for the clue "In a woman it is an inability to conceive ", 11 letters:
infertility

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Infertility \In`fer*til"i*ty\, n. [L. infertilitas: cf. F. infertilit['e].] The state or quality of being infertile; unproductiveness; barrenness. The infertility or noxiousness of the soil. --Sir M. Hale.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate [syn: sterility ] [ant: fertility ]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES fertility/infertility treatment (= treatment to help someone who is unable to have children ) ▪ Mrs Smith received fertility treatment using donor eggs.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1600, from Late Latin infertilitatem (nominative infertilitas ), from infertilis (see infertile ).

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The condition of being infertile; of having poor fertility. 2 The inability to conceive children.

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Infertility is the inability of a person, animal or plant to reproduce by natural means. It is usually not the natural state of a healthy adult organism, except notably among certain eusocial species (mostly haplodiploid insects). In humans, infertility ...

Usage examples of infertility.

It seemed to her that the consequences of her infertility were beginning to spiral into horrendously tragic proportions.

Janine, cherishing her secret joke about their infertility, was not frightened.

As for infertility, there had been few cases of it in the barns that could not be "cured" by two dessertspoonfuls of soda dissolved in a liter of warm water and administered vaginally prior to mating, to neutralize uterine acidity -- and I would have told Anastasia so forthwith, but I had come to learn, not to teach.

Just like the birth control pill had originally been invented for infertility.

And if possible, I would like data on the specific causes of infertility among the women the Women's Clinics treat with VF.

Sage was called herba sacra ('the holy herb') by the Romans and was used by the Ancient Egyptians to cure male infertility and by the Chinese to stimulate both yang and yin energies.

The Genetic and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) Institute, an infertility clinic in Fairfax, Virginia, uses a process that separates the male chromosome from the female chromosome sperm, allowing parents to determine the sex of their baby before it is conceived.