from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Transfer of pollen from one plant to another; cross-pollination.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The transfer of pollen from the anthers of one plant to the stigma of another; cross-pollination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Cross fertilization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, cross-fertilization—that is, the impregnation or fecundation of the ovules of a flower with pollen from another flower of the same species, either on the same or (usually) on a different plant.
The terms xenogamy, geitonogamy, and autogamy were first suggested by Kerner in
In xenogamy the pollen comes from another PLANT; in geitonogamy from another FLOWER on the same PLANT; in autogamy from the androecium of the fertilised
I wish that I had used some such terms as autogamy, xenogamy, etc ...
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