cross–fertilize

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verb cross–fer·til·ize \ˈkrȯs-ˈfər-tə-ˌlīz\

Definition of cross–fertilize

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to accomplish cross-fertilization of

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo cross-fertilization

First Known Use of cross–fertilize

1876


CROSS–FERTILIZE Defined for English Language Learners

cross-fertilize

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verb

Definition of cross–fertilize for English Language Learners

  • : to combine sex cells from (two separate plants) to produce a new plant

  • : to combine (two different ideas, style, etc.) in a good or creative way


Medical Dictionary

cross–fertilize

verb cross–fer·til·ize
variants: or British

cross–fertilise

\-ˈfərt-əl-ˌīz\play

Medical Definition of cross–fertilize

cross–fertilized

or British

cross–fertilised

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cross–fertilizing

or British

cross–fertilising

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to accomplish cross-fertilization of

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo cross-fertilization

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