certation

noun cer·ta·tion \ (ˌ)sərˈtāshən \

Definition of certation

plural -s
:competition between male elements of different genotype for opportunity to fertilize available female elements especially as manifested by differential growth of pollen tubes

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Origin and Etymology of certation

Latin certation-, certatio contest, from certatus, past participle of certare to fight, contend, settle something by a contest, from certus certain


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