self-fertilize
verb see self-fertilization

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-fertilize — self fertilization (also self fertilisation) ► NOUN Biology ▪ the fertilization of plants and some invertebrate animals by their own pollen or sperm. DERIVATIVES self fertilize verb …   English terms dictionary

  • self-fertilization — (also self fertilisation) ► NOUN Biology ▪ the fertilization of plants and some invertebrate animals by their own pollen or sperm. DERIVATIVES self fertilize verb …   English terms dictionary

  • self — noun (plural selves) a person s essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action. ↘a person s particular nature or personality. ↘one s own interests or pleasure. pronoun …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-fertilization — or self fertilisation noun Biology the fertilization of plants and some invertebrate animals by their own pollen or sperm. Derivatives self fertilize verb …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-fertilization — noun Date: 1859 fertilization effected by union of ova with pollen or sperm from the same individual • self fertilize verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Self-incompatibility in plants — Self incompatibility (SI) is a general name for several genetic mechanisms in angiosperms, which prevent self fertilization and thus encourage outcrossing. In plants with SI, when a pollen grain produced in a plant reaches a stigma of the same… …   Wikipedia

  • self-pol|li|nate — «SEHLF POL uh nayt», transitive verb, intransitive verb, nat|ed, nat|ing. to fertilize with pollen from the same flower or plant; undergo or cause to undergo self pollination: »Inbred lines [are] produced by continually self pollinating the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-fer|til|i|ty — «SEHLF fur TIHL uh tee», noun. Botany. the ability to fertilize itself …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-ster|ile — «SEHLF STEHR uhl», adjective. unable to fertilize itself, as certain flowers or plants …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-ste|ril|i|ty — «SEHLF tuh RIHL uh tee», noun. the inability of a flower or plant to fertilize itself …   Useful english dictionary

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