cross-fertilization


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cross-fertilization

(krôs′fûr′tl-ĭ-zā′shən, krŏs′-)
n.
1. Fertilization by the union of gametes from different individuals, sometimes of different varieties or species. Also called allogamy.
2. Mutual exchange, as between dissimilar concepts, cultures, or classifications, that enhances understanding or produces something beneficial.

cross′-fer′tile adj.

cross-fertilization

1 the union of gametes from different species or varieties to form hybrids.
2 the fertilization of the flower of one plant by the pollen of a different plant. Also called allogamy.

cross-fertilization

Fusion of male and female gametes from different individuals.

cross-fertilization

or

allogamy

the production of an offspring by the fusion of the female GAMETE with a male gamete from a different plant. Compare SELF-FERTILIZATION.
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