Fecundating
Fecundate Fec"un*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fecundated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fecundating}.] [L. fecundare, fr. fecundus. See {Fecund}.] 1. To make fruitful or prolific. --W. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) To render fruitful or prolific; to impregnate; as, in flowers the pollen fecundates the ovum through the stigma. [1913 Webster]


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  • fecundating — fe·cun·date || fekÉ™ndeɪt / fɪːk v. make fruitful; fertilize, impregnate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pollen — Pol len, n. [L. pollen fine flour, fine dust; cf. Gr. ?] 1. Fine bran or flour. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of flowers. See {Flower}, and Illust. of {Filament}. [1913 Webster] {Pollen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pollen grain — Pollen Pol len, n. [L. pollen fine flour, fine dust; cf. Gr. ?] 1. Fine bran or flour. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of flowers. See {Flower}, and Illust. of {Filament}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pollen mass — Pollen Pol len, n. [L. pollen fine flour, fine dust; cf. Gr. ?] 1. Fine bran or flour. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of flowers. See {Flower}, and Illust. of {Filament}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pollen sac — Pollen Pol len, n. [L. pollen fine flour, fine dust; cf. Gr. ?] 1. Fine bran or flour. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of flowers. See {Flower}, and Illust. of {Filament}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pollen tube — Pollen Pol len, n. [L. pollen fine flour, fine dust; cf. Gr. ?] 1. Fine bran or flour. [Obs.] Bailey. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The fecundating dustlike cells of the anthers of flowers. See {Flower}, and Illust. of {Filament}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Terminology for Asteraceae — NOTOC accrescent *Growing larger after flowering.1913] achene *achene *A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; called a naked seed by the earlier botanists. *small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed… …   Wikipedia

  • Cariacus macrotis — Mule Mule (m[=u]l), n. [F., a she mule, L. mula, fem. of mulus; cf. Gr. my klos, mychlo s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L. mulus. Cf. {Mulatto}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cervus macrotis — Mule Mule (m[=u]l), n. [F., a she mule, L. mula, fem. of mulus; cf. Gr. my klos, mychlo s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L. mulus. Cf. {Mulatto}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Close 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

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