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 Suppl.]

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  • 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-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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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-fertilization — cross fertili zation noun count or uncount 1. ) SCIENCE the process of FERTILIZING one type of plant with POLLEN from a different type of plant in order to produce a new genetic mix 2. ) an exchange of ideas, customs, methods, etc. between… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

  • Selection methods in plant breeding based on mode of reproduction — This article discusses Selection methods in plant breeding based on mode of reproduction. Some plants reproduce by (more or less strict) self fertilization where pollen from a plant will fertilise reproductive cells or ovules of the same plant.… …   Wikipedia

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