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]

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  • Cross fertilization — Cross Cross (kr[o^]s), a. 1. Not parallel; lying or falling athwart; transverse; oblique; intersecting. [1913 Webster] The cross refraction of the second prism. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not accordant with what is wished or expected;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross fertilization — Fertilization Fer ti*li*za tion, n. 1. The act or process of rendering fertile. [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross-fertilization — can refer to: Allogamy, where an ovum from one individual is fertilized with the spermatozoa of another Heterosis, where different strains are cross bred to form a hybrid the union of pollen from the anther of the stamen, with the female gametes… …   Wikipedia

  • cross-fertilization — cross fertilize ► VERB 1) fertilize (a plant) using pollen from another plant of the same species. 2) stimulate the development of (something) with an exchange of ideas or information. DERIVATIVES cross fertilization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • cross-fertilization — /kraws ferr tl euh zay sheuhn, kros /, n. 1. Biol. the fertilization of an organism by the fusion of an egg from one individual with a sperm or male gamete from a different individual. 2. Bot. fertilization of the flower of one plant by a gamete… …   Universalium

  • 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-fertilization — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cross fertilization : singular cross fertilization plural cross fertilizations 1) biology the process of fertilizing one type of plant with pollen from a different type of plant in order to produce… …   English dictionary

  • cross-fertilization —  Mixing of ideas.  ► “Collaborative R&D* provides a forum for technical exchange and the cross fertilization of ideas among member companies.” (Mechanical Engineering, Sept. 1994, p. 85) …   American business jargon

  • cross-fertilization — cross′ fertiliza′tion n. 1) gen the fertilization of an organism by the fusion of an egg from one individual with a sperm or male gamete from a different individual 2) bot the fertilization of the flower of one plant by a gamete from the flower… …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-fertilization — cross fer·til·iza·tion or Brit cross fer·til·isa·tion .fərt əl ə zā shən n fertilization in which the gametes are produced by separate individuals or sometimes by individuals of different kinds …   Medical dictionary

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