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autogamy

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noun au·tog·a·my \ȯ-ˈtä-gə-mē\

Definition of autogamy

  1. :  self-fertilization: as a :  pollination of a flower by its own pollen b :  conjugation of two sister cells or sister nuclei of protozoans or fungi

autogamous

play \-məs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of autogamy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1877


Medical Dictionary

autogamy

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noun au·tog·a·my \ȯ-ˈtäg-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of autogamy

plural

autogamies

  1. :  self-fertilization; especially :  conjugation of two sister cells or sister nuclei of protozoans or fungi

autogamous

\-məs\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of autogamy Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about autogamy


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