noun cer·ta·tion \(ˌ)sərˈtāshən\

Definition of certation



  1. :  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 — more at certain

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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