Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physiology, impregnation by external contact merely, as in most fishes, and not by intromission.
- n. In botany: The impregnation of plants by the falling of the pollen on the pistils. The insertion of one part of a plant into another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biol.) Impregnation by external contact, without intromission.
- Latin adosculari, adosculatum, to kiss. See osculate. (Wiktionary)
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