Cross-fertilized
Cross-fertilize Cross"-fer"ti*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cross-fertilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cross-fertilizing}.] (Bot.) To fertilize, as the stigmas of a flower or plant, with the pollen from another individual of the same species. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • cross-fertilize — [krôs΄fʉrt′ l īz΄] vt., vi. cross fertilized, cross fertilizing 1. to fertilize or be fertilized by pollen with different genes 2. a) to fertilize or be fertilized by a male gamete from another animal, as in the mutual exchange of sperm between… …   English World dictionary

  • cross-fertilize — cross fertilizable, adj. /kraws ferr tl uyz , kros /, v., cross fertilized, cross fertilizing. v.t. 1. to cause the cross fertilization of. v.i. 2. to undergo cross fertilization. Also, esp. Brit., cross fertilise. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cross-fertilize — Cross fer ti*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cross fertilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cross fertilizing}.] (Bot.) To fertilize, as the stigmas of a flower or plant, with the pollen from another individual of the same species. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross-fertilizing — Cross fertilize Cross fer ti*lize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cross fertilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cross fertilizing}.] (Bot.) To fertilize, as the stigmas of a flower or plant, with the pollen from another individual of the same species. [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-fertile — [krôs′fʉrt΄ l] adj. capable of cross fertilization or of being cross fertilized …   English World dictionary

  • cross-fertilize — UK / US verb Word forms cross fertilize : present tense I/you/we/they cross fertilize he/she/it cross fertilizes present participle cross fertilizing past tense cross fertilized past participle cross fertilized 1) [intransitive/transitive]… …   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

  • cross-fertilize — also ise BrE verb (T) 1 to combine the male sex cells from one type of plant with female sex cells from another 2 (often passive) to influence someone or something with ideas from other areas: Europe has been cross fertilized by contact with many …   Longman dictionary of contemporary 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-pollinate — UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms cross pollinate : present tense I/you/we/they cross pollinate he/she/it cross pollinates present participle cross pollinating past tense cross pollinated past participle cross pollinated biology… …   English dictionary

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