Fertilization

Definition of Fertilization

Fer`ti`li`za´tion
n.1.The act or process of rendering fertile.
2.(Biol.) The act of fecundating or impregnating animal or vegetable germs; esp., the process by which in flowers the pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation.
Close fertilization
(Bot.) the fertilization of pistils by pollen derived from the stamens of the same blossom.
Cross fertilization
fertilization by pollen from some other blossom. See under Cross, a.

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conception, creation, cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization, fecundate, fecundation, fertilisation, fertilise, fertilize, impregnation, inseminate, pollenation, pollination, self-fertilisation, self-fertilization, superfecundation, superfetation
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