from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In physiology, impregnation by external contact merely, as in most fishes, and not by intromission.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Biol.) Impregnation by external contact, without intromission.
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- noun biology
impregnationby external contact, without intromission
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Latin adosculari, adosculatum, to kiss. See osculate.
n. - doctrine that Christ was Son of God by adoption and not birth. adoptionist, adosculation