from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fertilization by sperm from the same animal, as in some hermaphrodites, or by pollen from the same flower.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The fertilization of a plant by itself; self-pollination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The fertilization of a flower by pollen from the same flower and without outer aid; autogamy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the fertilization of a flower by pollen from the same flower. Compare cross-fertilization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
The desire to duplicate was not motivated by “Pop,” but was rather a secret of self-fertilization, as a continuation of her blurring of male-female distinctions and of her form-rhyming.
Careful with your glee over the self-fertilization ideal.
"The tests on the embryos and on Flora, her sister and other dragons confirmed that Komodo dragons can reproduce through self-fertilization." ...
'The genetics of self-fertilization in lizards means that all her hatchlings would have to be male.
During copulation sperm exchange is mutual and usually dependent on cross-fertilization although self-fertilization does occur.
A female capable of self-fertilization should have an advantage in a species of sexually reproducing members.
This coincides with ancient creation myths and beliefs that creation was achieved through self-fertilization.
When fertilization occurs within a single flower, we call it self-fertilization.
Pollination can occur between plants when pollen is carried by the wind or by insects such as the honeybee (see cross-fertilization), or within the same plant, in which case it is called self-fertilization.
The pollen-carrying parts of the wheat flower are first removed to prevent self-fertilization.