cross-fertilisation
cross-fertilisation cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization cross-fertilization . 1. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individuals of the same species. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • cross-fertilisation — /ˌkrɒs fɜtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say .kros fertuhluy zayshuhn) noun 1. Biology the fertilisation of an organism by the fusion of an egg from one individual with a sperm (or male gamete) of a different individual. 2. Botany fertilisation of one flower or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cross-fertilisation — noun 1. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species • Syn: ↑cross fertilization • Ant: ↑self fertilization (for: ↑cross fertilization) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-fertilization — cross fertilisation cross fertilisation, cross fertilization cross fertilization . 1. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individuals of the same species. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-fertilization — noun 1. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species • Syn: ↑cross fertilisation • Ant: ↑self fertilization • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross fertilise (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-fertilise — verb 1. undergo cross fertilization; become fertile • Syn: ↑cross fertilize • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross fertilisation, ↑cross fertilization (for: ↑cross fertilize) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • fertilisation — noun 1. creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant • Syn: ↑fertilization, ↑fecundation, ↑impregnation • Derivationally related forms: ↑impregnate (for: ↑impregnation …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-fertilise — /krɒs ˈfɜtəlaɪz/ (say kros fertuhluyz) verb (t) (cross fertilised, cross fertilising) to cause the cross fertilisation of. Also, cross fertilize, cross pollinate …   Australian English dictionary

  • cross-pollination — /krɒs pɒləˈneɪʃən/ (say kros poluh nayshuhn) noun → cross fertilisation …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-fertilisation — /ˌsɛlf fɜtəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say .self fertuhluy zayshuhn) noun the fertilisation of a flower by its own pollen (opposed to cross fertilisation). Also, self fertilization …   Australian English dictionary

  • In vitro fertilisation — (IVF) is a process by which egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the woman s womb, in vitro . IVF is a major treatment in infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed. The process involves hormonally… …   Wikipedia

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