self-fertilization

noun
self-fer·​til·​i·​za·​tion | \ˌself-ˌfər-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

Definition of self-fertilization 

: fertilization effected by union of ova with pollen or sperm from the same individual

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self-fertilize \ˌself-​ˈfər-​tə-​ˌlīz \ verb

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-fertilization was in 1850

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self-fertilization

noun
self-fer·​til·​iza·​tion | \ˌself-ˌfərt-ᵊl-ə-ˈzā-shən \

Medical Definition of self-fertilization 

: fertilization effected by union of ova with pollen or sperm from the same individual

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