fertilization

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fer·til·i·za·tion

noun \ˌfər-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of FERTILIZATION

:  an act or process of making fertile: as
a :  the application of fertilizer
b (1) :  an act or process of fecundation, insemination, or pollination —not used technically
(2) :  the process of union of two gametes whereby the somatic chromosome number is restored and the development of a new individual is initiated

First Known Use of FERTILIZATION

circa 1787

Rhymes with FERTILIZATION

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fer·til·iza·tion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FERTILIZATION

: an act or process of making fertile: as a : an act or process of fecundation, insemination, or impregnation b : the process of union of two gametes whereby the somatic chromosome number is restored and the development of a new individual is initiated
fer·til·ize or British fer·til·ise \ˈfərt-əl-ˌīz\ transitive verb, fer·til·ized or British fer·til·ised fer·til·iz·ing or British fer·til·is·ing

Variants of FERTILIZATION

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

fertilization

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Fertilization of a human egg. (1) The sperm release enzymes that help disperse the corona radiata …—© Merriam-Webster Inc.

Reproductive process in which a male sex cell (sperm) unites with a female sex cell (egg). During the process, the chromosomes of the egg and sperm will merge to form a zygote, which will divide to form an embryo. In humans, sperm travel from the vagina through the uterus to a fallopian tube, where they surround an egg released from an ovary usually two or three days earlier. Once one sperm has fused with the egg cell membrane, the outer layer becomes impenetrable to other sperm. See also cross-fertilization, self-fertilization.

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