cross-fertile

adjective
cross-fer·​tile | \ ˈkrȯs-ˈfər-tᵊl How to pronounce cross-fertile (audio) , -ˌfər- \

Definition of cross-fertile

: fertile in a cross or capable of cross-fertilization

First Known Use of cross-fertile

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Cross-fertile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-fertile. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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cross-fertile

adjective
cross-fer·​tile | \ ˈkrȯs-ˈfərt-ᵊl How to pronounce cross-fertile (audio) \

Medical Definition of cross-fertile

: fertile in a cross or capable of cross-fertilization

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