cross-fertile

adjective

cross-fer·​tile ˈkrȯs-ˈfər-tᵊl How to pronounce cross-fertile (audio)
-ˌfər-
: fertile in a cross or capable of cross-fertilization

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-fertile was in 1929

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“Cross-fertile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-fertile. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

cross-fertile

adjective
cross-fer·​tile ˈkrȯs-ˈfərt-ᵊl How to pronounce cross-fertile (audio)
: fertile in a cross or capable of cross-fertilization
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