cross-fertilize


cross–fer·til·ize

verb \-ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\

: 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

Full Definition of CROSS-FERTILIZE

transitive verb
:  to accomplish cross-fertilization of
intransitive verb
:  to undergo cross-fertilization

First Known Use of CROSS-FERTILIZE

1876

cross–fer·til·ize

verb    (Medical Dictionary)
cross–fer·til·ized or British cross–fer·til·isedcross–fer·til·iz·ing or British cross–fer·til·is·ing

Medical Definition of CROSS–FERTILIZE

transitive verb
: to accomplish cross-fertilization of
intransitive verb
: to undergo cross-fertilization

Variants of CROSS–FERTILIZE

cross–fer·til·ize or British cross–fer·til·ise \-ˈfərt-əl-ˌīz\

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