self-pollinate
Date: 1890 transitive verb self 2 intransitive verb to undergo self-pollination

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-pollinate — self pollination ► NOUN Botany ▪ the pollination of a flower by pollen from the same plant. DERIVATIVES self pollinate verb self pollinator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-pollinate — /self pol euh nayt , self /, v.i., v.t. self pollinated, self pollinating. to undergo or cause to undergo self pollination. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-pollinate — /self pol euh nayt , self /, v.i., v.t. self pollinated, self pollinating. to undergo or cause to undergo self pollination. [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-pollinate — self′ pol′linate v. i. v. t. pollinated, pollinating bot to undergo or cause to undergo self pollination • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — /self/, n., pl. selves, adj., pron., pl. selves, v. n. 1. a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality: one s own self. 2. a person s nature, character, etc.: his better self. 3. personal interest. 4. Philos. a …   Universalium

  • 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-pollination — ► NOUN Botany ▪ the pollination of a flower by pollen from the same plant. DERIVATIVES self pollinate verb self pollinator noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-pollinator — self pollination ► NOUN Botany ▪ the pollination of a flower by pollen from the same plant. DERIVATIVES self pollinate verb self pollinator noun …   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

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