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cross–fertilize

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verb cross–fer·til·ize \-ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of cross–fertilize

  • : to combine sex cells from (two separate plants) to produce a new plant

  • : to combine (two different ideas, style, etc.) in a good or creative way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cross–fertilize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to accomplish cross-fertilization of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo cross-fertilization

1876

First Known Use of cross–fertilize

1876

Rhymes with cross–fertilize

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Medical Dictionary

cross–fertilize

verb cross–fer·til·ize

Medical Definition of cross–fertilize

cross–fertilized or British cross–fertilised; cross–fertilizing or British cross–fertilising

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to accomplish cross-fertilization of

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo cross-fertilization



Variants of cross–fertilize

or British cross–fertilise \-ˈfərt-əl-ˌīz\play

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