self-fertile
adjective Date: 1865 fertile by means of its own pollen or sperm • self-fertility noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-fertile — /self ferr tl/ or, esp. Brit., / tuyl, self /, adj. Zool. capable of self fertilization. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-fertile — self fer′tile adj. dvl zool. capable of self fertilization • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-fertile — adjective Capable of self fertilization. Ant: self sterile …   Wiktionary

  • self-fertile — adjective Botany (of a plant) capable of self fertilization. Derivatives self fertility noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-fertile — adj. (of a plant etc.) self fertilizing. Derivatives: self fertility n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Self-pollination — is a form of pollination that can occur when a flower has both stamen and a carpel in which the cultivar or species is self fertile and the stamens and the sticky stigma of the carpel contact each other to accomplish pollination. The term is… …   Wikipedia

  • self- — combining form Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from self 1. a. oneself or itself < self supporting > b. of oneself or itself < self abasement > c. by oneself or itself < self propelled > < self acting > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-fertility — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the quality or state of being self fertile * * * self fertilˈity noun • • • Main Entry: ↑self …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-sterile — adjective Incapable of self fertilization. Ant: self fertile …   Wiktionary

  • self-sterile — adj. Biol. not being self fertile. Derivatives: self sterility n …   Useful english dictionary

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