Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Self-fertilized: applied to flowers which are fertilized by their own pollen, in distinction from anemophilous and entomophilous flowers, in which one flower is fertilized by pollen from another through the intervention of the wind or of insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Characterized by autogamy; self-fertilized.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Self-fertilizing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by or fit for autogamy

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

auto- + -gamous

Examples

  • Most peach varieties are autogamous, but not truly self-pollinated, as it is generally an insect pollinator that moves the pollen from anther to stigma.

    Pollination

  • Leersia oryzoides was for a long time thought to produce only cleistogamic and therefore autogamous flowers.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 1

  • Wu R, Ma CX, Gallo-Meagher M, Littell RC, Casella G (2002) Statistical methods for dissecting triploid endosperm traits using molecular markers: an autogamous model.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • n. - self-fertilization. autogamic, autogamous, adj.

    xml's Blinklist.com

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.