Definition of Cross-fertilization

1. Noun. Fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species.




2. Noun. Interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial. "The cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"
Exact synonyms: Cross-fertilisation
Generic synonyms: Give-and-take, Interchange, Reciprocation

Definition of Cross-fertilization

1. Noun. Fertilization by the union of gametes of different plants (sometimes of different species). ¹

2. Noun. (by extension) The mutual exchange of ideas or concepts from different fields for mutual benefit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross-fertilization

cross-cultural comparison
cross-cultural psychiatry
cross-cut bur
cross-division
cross-dress
cross-dresser
cross-dressers
cross-dressing
cross-examination
cross-examine
cross-examiner
cross-eye
cross-eyed
cross-fertilisation
cross-fertilise
cross-fertilization (current term)
cross-fertilize
cross-file
cross-foster
cross-fostered
cross-fostering
cross-fosters
cross-garnet
cross-garnets
cross-grained
cross-hatch
cross-hatched
cross-hatches
cross-hatching
cross-hybridisation

Literary usage of Cross-fertilization

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1. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1889)
"DARWIN, in the title of his new work,1 refers only incidentally to adaptations for cross-fertilization, — a subject which has given origin to a copious ..."

2. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"Cross Fertilization is naturally provided for in dioecious plants (249), ... Cross fertilization depends upon the transportation of pollen ; and the two ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1893)
"Getting right on the record [cross-fertilization hostile to variation] (Corr.). T: Mee- han, 10 : 102. Heliotropism ; the turning motions of plants (9 p.). ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"cross-fertilization between different flowers on the same plant usually has no appreciable advantage. The probable reason for this is that the plant ..."

5. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"... sketch of the various very interesting modes of cross-fertilization in the ... describes the peculiar arrangements for cross-fertilization in Eremurus ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1877)
"Os SELF-FERTILIZATION AND CROSS FERTILIZATION IN FLOWERS. ... That cross fertilization by insect agency does not exist to the extent claimed for it. 2d. ..."

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