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  • n. alternative spelling of fertilization

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  • n. creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
  • n. making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure


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fertilise +‎ -ation


  • The term "fertilisation" could be taken to mean anything from the penetration of the egg by the sperm, to the implantation of the egg into the uterus which happens later.

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  • Because human beings only ever have sex when fertilisation is most optimal.

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  • It is important in horticulture and agriculture, because fruiting is dependent on fertilisation, which is the end result of pollination.


  • The believers apart, even our common beliefs cannot take it lying down the fact that a human life is cloned (not conceived) in vitro fertilisation which is strongly offensive to our long-cherished sentiments.

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  • The "fertilisation" of the frog's eggs is effected in ordinary conditions by the presence in the water of the pond, into which the female sheds them, of microscopic sperm-filaments (often called spermatozoa, or simply "sperms") which are shed into the water at the same time by the male frog.

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  • Climate change: Scientists doubt claims over sea 'fertilisation'

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  • Ocean 'fertilisation' team ordered to halt global warming experiment

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  • This kind of 'fertilisation' is intended to accelerate the natural process of carbon dioxide

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  • Again, there was a lot of cross fertilisation of ideas based on “my father says ...” stories and it was one of the Sephardi boys who told me that his father was very much a non zionist who had opposed partition and that he was always saying that some of the zionists were no better than thugs and that partition would end in tears.

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  • Ecologically, because stingrays have internal fertilisation and reproduce slowly compared to many freshwater fishes, they are more easily threatened by environmental degradation or illegal harvesting by the aquarium industry.

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