self-compatible

adjective
self-com·​pat·​i·​ble | \ ˌself-kəm-ˈpa-tə-bəl How to pronounce self-compatible (audio) \

Definition of self-compatible

: capable of effective self-pollination that results in the production of seeds and fruits

Other Words from self-compatible

self-compatibility \ ˌself-​kəm-​ˌpa-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce self-compatible (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of self-compatible

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-compatible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-compatible. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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