autogamy


au·tog·a·my

noun \-ˈtä-gə-mē\

Definition of AUTOGAMY

:  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
au·tog·a·mous \-məs\ adjective

Origin of AUTOGAMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1877

au·tog·a·my

noun \-ˈtäg-ə-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural au·tog·a·mies

Medical Definition of AUTOGAMY

: self-fertilization; especially : conjugation of two sister cells or sister nuclei of protozoans or fungi
au·tog·a·mous \-məs\ adjective

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