cross-fertilize

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

Definition of cross-fertilize

transitive verb
:to accomplish cross-fertilization of
intransitive verb
:to undergo cross-fertilization

First Known Use of cross-fertilize

1876


CROSS-FERTILIZE Defined for English Language Learners

cross-fertilize

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


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cross-fertilize

verb cross-fer·til·ize
variants: or British cross-fertilise \-ˈfərt-ᵊl-ˌīz\

medical Definition of cross-fertilize

cross-fertilized or British cross-fertilised; cross-fertilizing or British cross-fertilising
transitive verb
:to accomplish cross-fertilization of
intransitive verb
:to undergo cross-fertilization

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