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fertilization

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

Definition of fertilization

  1. :  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



Circa 1787

First Known Use of fertilization

circa 1787


FERTILIZATION Defined for Kids

fertilization

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noun fer·til·iza·tion \ˌfər-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of fertilization for Students

  1. 1 :  an act or process of making fertile <fertilization of a new lawn>

  2. 2 :  the joining of an egg cell and a sperm cell to form the first stage of an embryo




Medical Dictionary

fertilization

noun fer·til·iza·tion

Medical Definition of fertilization

  1. :  an act or process of making fertile: asa:  an act or process of fecundation, insemination, or impregnationb:  the process of union of two gametes whereby the somatic chromosome number is restored and the development of a new individual is initiated

fertilize

or British

fertilise

\ˈfərt-əl-ˌīz\play transitive verb

fertilized

or British

fertilised

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fertilizing

or British

fertilising



Variants of fertilization

or British

fertilisation

\ˌfərt-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\play


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