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self-fertilization

self–fertilization

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

Definition of SELF-FERTILIZATION

:  fertilization effected by union of ova with pollen or sperm from the same individual
self–fer·til·ize \-ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\ verb

First Known Use of SELF-FERTILIZATION

1859

self–fertilization

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

Medical Definition of SELF–FERTILIZATION

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

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