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cross-fertilization

cross–fertilization

noun cross–fer·til·i·za·tion \-ˌfər-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of CROSS-FERTILIZATION

1
a :  fertilization in which the gametes are produced by separate individuals or sometimes by individuals of different kinds
b :  cross-pollination 1
2
:  interchange or interaction (as between different ideas, cultures, or categories) especially of a broadening or productive nature

First Known Use of CROSS-FERTILIZATION

1870

cross–fertilization

noun cross–fer·til·iza·tion   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CROSS–FERTILIZATION

:  fertilization in which the gametes are produced by separate individuals or sometimes by individuals of different kinds

Variants of CROSS–FERTILIZATION

cross–fer·til·iza·tion or British cross–fer·til·isa·tion \-ˌfərt-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\

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