Definition of Cross-pollination

1. Noun. Fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another.

Generic synonyms: Pollenation, Pollination
Derivative terms: Cross-pollinate
Antonyms: Self-pollination



2. Noun. Stimulating influence among diverse elements. "The cross-pollination of the arts"
Generic synonyms: Influence

Definition of Cross-pollination

1. Noun. (botany) Fertilization by the transfer of pollen from an anther of one plant to a stigma of another ¹

2. Noun. Inspiration, stimulation or influence between diverse elements ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cross-pollination

1. Fertilization of a plant from a plant with a different genetic makeup. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross-pollination

cross-modal
cross-multiplication
cross-multiplications
cross-multiplied
cross-multiplies
cross-multiply
cross-multiplying
cross-over
cross-party
cross-patch
cross-phrasing
cross-platform
cross-ply
cross-pollinate
cross-pollinating
cross-pollination (current term)
cross-process
cross-processing
cross-purpose
cross-purposes
cross-question
cross-questioner
cross-ratio
cross-reacting agglutinin
cross-reacting antibody
cross-reacting material
cross-reactive antibody
cross-reactivities
cross-reactivity
cross-reading

Literary usage of Cross-pollination

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

1. 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 ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"they bore what seemed to me and my associates to be incontrovertible evidence of the immedi- diate effect of cross-pollination. I had never before been ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Thus cross-pollination, or the transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the pistil of another, is accomplished. at -Л/ยป sta Many flowers, ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"Thus the width of the pollen tubes in a cross- pollination was nearly constant, ... The largest diameter of a pollen tube in a cross- pollination when the ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... by the rapidly coagulating latex and thus prevented from reaching the nectar, which is reserved for flying insects which can effect cross-pollination. ..."

6. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"cross-pollination of Grain Legumes No satisfactory male ... This means that all cross-pollination must be done by hand. This is possibly the most ..."

7. Agriculture for Beginners by Charles William Burkett, Frank Lincoln Stevens, Daniel Harvey Hill (1914)
"As a rule cross- pollination makes seed that will produce a better plant than simple ... cross-pollination by hand is often used by plant-breeders when, ..."

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