Definition of Self-fertilization

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

Exact synonyms: Self-fertilisation
Generic synonyms: Fecundation, Fertilisation, Fertilization, Impregnation
Specialized synonyms: Autogamy
Antonyms: Cross-fertilization



Definition of Self-fertilization

1. Noun. The fertilization of a plant by itself; self-pollination. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Self-fertilization

1. The fertilization of a flower by pollen from the same flower and without outer aid; autogamy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-fertilization

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self-evident truth
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self-examination
self-examining
self-excitation
self-existence
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self-explanatory
self-expression
self-feeder
self-feeling
self-fertile
self-fertilisation
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self-fertilization (current term)
self-fertilized
self-flagellation
self-flattery
self-forgetful
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self-governing
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self-gratification
self-harm

Literary usage of Self-fertilization

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

1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1918)
"The chances therefore that the phenomena observed is parthenogenesis and not self fertilization is very nearly nil. In every case the following method was ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Plants are endlessly modified to secure cross-fertilization and avoid self-fertilization. The principal means by which this end is gained are: (1) Special ..."

3. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray, Charles Sprague Sargent (1889)
"HENSLOW ON THE self-fertilization OF PLANTS. THIS paperl is elaborate, mostly able as well as ingenious, in all respects considerable, and unconvincing. ..."

4. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1889)
"HENSLOW ON THE self-fertilization OF PLANTS. THIS paperl is elaborate, mostly able as well as ingenious, in all respects considerable, and unconvincing. ..."

5. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1891)
"... weight, constitutional vigour, and fertility to their crossed offspring.1 Moreover, self-fertilization and close interbreeding induce sterility, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Darwin carried on extensive experiments to demonstrate the effect of cross- and self-fertilization in various plants and his conclusions are generally ..."

7. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"Cross and Self-Fertilization Cross and Self-Fertilization Working with cotton, the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station is testing the effects of cross ..."

8. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Plants are endlessly modified to secure cross - fertilization and avoid self-fertilization. The principal means by which this end is gained are: (1) Special ..."

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