Definition of Pollination

1. Noun. Transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant.

Exact synonyms: Pollenation
Generic synonyms: Fecundation, Fertilisation, Fertilization, Impregnation
Specialized synonyms: Cross-pollination, Self-pollination
Derivative terms: Pollenate, Pollinate



Definition of Pollination

1. Noun. (botany) the transfer of pollen from an anther to a stigma; effected by insects, birds, bats and the wind etc. ¹

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Definition of Pollination

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Medical Definition of Pollination

1. The transfer of pollen from the male organ, where it is formed, to the receptive region of a female organ, for example from anther to stigma. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Pollination

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annals of Botany (1901)
"380. angusta, pollination (*), v. 381. edulis, pollination, v. ... 205; pollination (*), iv. 258; seed- Musaceae, development of the seed in (*), x. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Thus "cross-pollination, "or the transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the pistil of another, is accomplished. Many flowers, notably the ..."

3. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Undoubtedly a great disadvantage in wind pollination is the enormous waste of ... The dominance of wind pollination in such plants as the oaks, pines, ..."

4. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Undoubtedly a great disadvantage in wind pollination is the enormous waste of ... The dominance of wind pollination in such plants as the oaks, pines, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In case of wind pollination, the pollen is produced in immense quantities. In Dioon, a Gymnosperm in the cycad family, the male cone produces about ..."

6. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"H. Which Kind of Pollination is Better ? — The test of pollination is the quality of the progeny resulting from the seeds produced thereby. ..."

7. Plant Life and Plant Uses: An Elementary Textbook, a Foundation for the by John Gaylord Coulter (1913)
"So far as may be judged by the number of plants which use this method, pollination by wind appears to be just as successful as pollination by insects. ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"ARTIFICIAL Pollination OF SQUASHES. MR. LC CORBITT in his Bulletin (No. ... This pollination is best effected in the early morning and consists in touching ..."

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