Definition of Cross-fertilize

1. Verb. Undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile.

Exact synonyms: Cross-fertilise
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Cross-fertilisation, Cross-fertilization



2. Verb. Cause to undergo cross-fertilization. "Mendel cross-fertilized different kinds of beans"

Definition of Cross-fertilize

1. Verb. To undergo (or cause to undergo) cross-fertilization. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross-fertilize

cross-cultural psychiatry
cross-cut bur
cross-division
cross-dressers
cross-examination
cross-examine
cross-examiner
cross-eye
cross-eyed
cross-fertilisation
cross-fertilise
cross-fertilization
cross-fertilize (current term)
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
cross-index

Literary usage of Cross-fertilize

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1. Report by American Genetic Association (1907)
"These three nuts, the Persian, the Japanese, and the native American, readily cross-fertilize. Here, therefore, is another problem whose solution appears to ..."

2. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society (1904)
"The same general principles will apply to breeding other species of plants, but some are much more difficult to cross-fertilize. Wheat, for instance, rarely ..."

3. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1900)
"whose fruit hangs fast to the tree, and cross-fertilize it with one of our good hardy seedlings which bears large apples. Before I close this paper I would ..."

4. The Development of the Frog's Egg: An Introduction to Experimental Embryology by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1897)
"Lataste in 1878 attempted to cross-fertilize the eggs of different species of urodeles with Pelobates fuscus and P. cultripes. ..."

5. Annual Report (1907)
"Two varieties should not be planted near together, since the evidence shows that, if they bloom ai the same time, they may cross-fertilize. ..."

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