autogamy

noun
au·​tog·​a·​my | \ȯ-ˈtä-gə-mē \

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 \-​məs \ adjective

First Known Use of autogamy

1877, in the meaning defined above

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autogamy

noun
au·​tog·​a·​my | \ȯ-ˈtäg-ə-mē \
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 \ adjective

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