autogamy

noun
au·​tog·​a·​my | \ ȯ-ˈtä-gə-mē How to pronounce autogamy (audio) \

Definition of autogamy

: self-fertilization: such as
a : pollination of a flower by its own pollen
b : conjugation of two sister cells or sister nuclei of protozoans or fungi

Other Words from autogamy

autogamous \ ȯ-​ˈtä-​gə-​məs How to pronounce autogamy (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of autogamy

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Autogamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autogamy. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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autogamy

noun
au·​tog·​a·​my | \ ȯ-ˈtäg-ə-mē How to pronounce autogamy (audio) \
plural autogamies

Medical Definition of autogamy

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

Other Words from autogamy

autogamous \ -​məs How to pronounce autogamy (audio) \ adjective

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