self-fertilization

noun
self-fer·​til·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌfər-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce self-fertilization (audio) \

Definition of self-fertilization

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

Other Words from self-fertilization

self-fertilize \ ˌself-​ˈfər-​tə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce self-fertilize (audio) \ verb

First Known Use of self-fertilization

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-fertilization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-fertilization. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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self-fertilization

noun
self-fer·​til·​iza·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌfərt-ᵊl-ə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce self-fertilization (audio) \

Medical Definition of self-fertilization

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

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