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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; fertilizing or British fertilising


Variants of fertilization

or British fertilisation \ˌfərt-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\play


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