Definition of Autogamy

1. Noun. Self-fertilization in plants.

Generic synonyms: Self-fertilisation, Self-fertilization
Antonyms: Allogamy
Derivative terms: Autogamic, Autogamous



Definition of Autogamy

1. n. Self-fertilization, the fertilizing pollen being derived from the same blossom as the pistil acted upon.

Definition of Autogamy

1. Noun. self-fertilization, the fertilizing pollen being derived from the same blossom as the pistil acted upon. ¹

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Definition of Autogamy

1. fertilization of a flower by its own pollen [n -MIES]

Medical Definition of Autogamy

1. Self fertilization, common in plants and also in some ciliate protozoa where gametic nuclei from a single micronucleus subsequently fuse to form the zygote nucleus. (02 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autogamy

autofluoroscope
autofocus
autofocused
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autofocusing
autofocussed
autofocusses
autofocussing
autoformat
autoformats
autoformatted
autoformatting
autogamic
autogamies
autogamous
autogamy (current term)
autoganzfeld
autogas
autogated
autogating
autogeneal
autogeneic graft
autogenerate
autogenerated
autogenerates
autogenerating
autogeneration
autogenesis
autogenetic
autogenic

Literary usage of Autogamy

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

1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner Von Marilaun (1902)
"autogamy. By the term autogamy is understood the transference of pollen from the stamens to the stigmas of the same flower, in other words—self-pollination. ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"autogamy, that is, pollination between anthers and stigmas of the same flower, ... In some cases the features that facilitate autogamy are quite as striking ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"56 is a vegetative form which has completed trinuclear autogamy. FIGS. ... Vegetative form, showing autogamy of more than four nuclei. X 900. FIG. 70. ..."

4. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"Close fertilization or Self-fertilization, or autogamy, the application and action otl a flower's pollen upon its own pistil; Cross fertilization, ..."

5. More Letters of Charles Darwin: A Record of His Work in a Series of Hitherto by Charles Darwin (1903)
"I wish that I had used some such terms as autogamy, xenogamy, etc. ... I entirely agree with you on the a priori probability of geitonogamy being more ..."

6. Nature and Development of Plants by Carlton Clarence Curtis (1918)
"At a later period the outermost filaments elongate, curving over towards the petals, so that as their anthers discharge there is little chance of autogamy ..."

7. A Textbook of General Embryology by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"In autogamy there is really no fusion of cells at all; the characteristic event ... Fertilization by autogamy is considered by some as a primitive method of ..."

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