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self–fertilization

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

Definition of self–fertilization

  1. :  fertilization effected by union of ova with pollen or sperm from the same individual

self–fer·til·ize play \-ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\ verb


1859

First Known Use of self–fertilization

1859


Medical Dictionary

self–fertilization

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noun self–fer·til·iza·tion \ˌself-ˌfərt-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\

Medical Definition of self–fertilization

  1. :  fertilization effected by union of ova with pollen or sperm from the same individual




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