Medical Dictionary

cross–fertilization

noun cross–fer·til·iza·tion
variants: or British

cross–fertilisation

\-ˌfərt-əl-ə-ˈzā-shən\play

Medical Definition of cross–fertilization

  1. :  fertilization in which the gametes are produced by separate individuals or sometimes by individuals of different kinds


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