self-pollination

noun
self-pol·​li·​na·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌpä-lə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-pollination (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-pollination.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-pollination. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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