self-in·​com·​pat·​i·​ble ˌself-ˌin-kəm-ˈpa-tə-bəl How to pronounce self-incompatible (audio)
: incapable of effective self-pollination
self-incompatibility noun

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-incompatible was in 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Self-incompatible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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