cer·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)sərˈtāshən\
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Definition of certation

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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