autogamy

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noun au·tog·a·my \ȯ-ˈtä-gə-mē\

Definition of autogamy

  1. :  self-fertilization: such asa :  pollination of a flower by its own pollenb :  conjugation of two sister cells or sister nuclei of protozoans or fungi

autogamous

play \-məs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of autogamy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1877


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autogamy

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noun au·tog·a·my \ȯ-ˈtäg-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of autogamy

plural

autogamies

  1. :  self-fertilization; especially :  conjugation of two sister cells or sister nuclei of protozoans or fungi

autogamous

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