self-pollination

noun self-pol·li·na·tion \ ˌself-ˌpä-lə-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of self-pollination

: the transfer of pollen from the anther of a flower to the stigma of the same flower or sometimes to that of a genetically identical flower (as of the same plant or clone)

First Known Use of self-pollination

1872


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