cross–fertilization

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noun cross–fer·til·i·za·tion \ˈkrȯs-ˌfər-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of cross–fertilization

  1. 1a :  fertilization in which the gametes are produced by separate individuals or sometimes by individuals of different kindsb :  cross-pollination 1

  2. 2 :  interchange or interaction (as between different ideas, cultures, or categories) especially of a broadening or productive nature

First Known Use of cross–fertilization

1870


Medical Dictionary

cross–fertilization

noun cross–fer·til·iza·tion
variants: or British

cross–fertilisation

\-ˌfərt-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\play

Medical Definition of cross–fertilization

  1. :  fertilization in which the gametes are produced by separate individuals or sometimes by individuals of different kinds


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