Definition of Fertilisation
1. Noun. Creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant.
Generic synonyms: Conception, Creation
Specialized synonyms: Pollenation, Pollination, Cross-fertilisation, Cross-fertilization, Self-fertilisation, Self-fertilization, Superfecundation, Superfetation
Derivative terms: Fecundate, Fertilize, Impregnate, Impregnate
2. Noun. Making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure.
Generic synonyms: Enrichment
Specialized synonyms: Top Dressing
Derivative terms: Fecundate, Fertilize
Definition of Fertilisation
1. Noun. (chiefly British) alternative spelling of '''fertilization''' ¹
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Literary usage of Fertilisation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"Alpine Species adapted to Cross-fertilisation by Butter- flics, while the most nearly allied species which inhabit the plain or lower mountain region are ..."
2. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin (1896)
"[THIS book, as pointed out in the ‘Autobiography,' is a complement to the ‘ fertilisation of Orchids,' because it shows how important are the results of ..."
3. Charles Darwin's Works by Charles Darwin (1896)
"[Tins book, as pointed out in the 'Autobiography,' is a complement to the ' fertilisation of Orchids,' because it shows how important are the results of ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1897)
"Gesel.,' Bd. IV) of some researches made by himself on the fertilisation of the ... In order to study the fertilisation and germination stages, ..."
5. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1895)
"By the PRESIDENT. [Publication deferred till next number.] (3) On the fertilisation of some Species of Medicago L. in England. ..."
6. Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection, with Some of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1891)
"... Mowers—Modes of securing cross-fertilisation—The interpretation of tlie facts—Summary of additional facts bearing on insect fertilisation—fertilisation ..."
7. Text-book of Botany, Morphological and Physical by Julius Sachs (1882)
"Influence of the origin of the reproductive cells on the product of fertilisation. The male and female cells or the organs that produce them are formed at a ..."
8. Text-book of the embryology of man and mammals by Oscar Hertwig, Edward Laurens Mark (1905)
"The Process of fertilisation. The union of egg-cell and spermatic cell is ... In such cases the fertilisation also must evidently take place in the ducts of ..."