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Fertilization of the oocyte of one person by the sperm of another. Compare: autogamy.
[allo- + G. gamos, marriage]
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1. See cross-fertilization.
2. See cross-pollination.
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allogamyThe pollination from the anther of the flower of one plant to the stigma of the flower of a genetically distinct plant, which may be limited or expanded by self-incompatibility, heterostyly, dichogamy or herkogamy.
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