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self-fertilization

Definitions

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

Etymologies

self- +‎ fertilization (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Artists: Israeli, 1970 to the Present.

  • Careful with your glee over the self-fertilization ideal.

    "Sperm cells created from female embryo."

  • "The tests on the embryos and on Flora, her sister and other dragons confirmed that Komodo dragons can reproduce through self-fertilization." ...

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  • 'The genetics of self-fertilization in lizards means that all her hatchlings would have to be male.

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  • During copulation sperm exchange is mutual and usually dependent on cross-fertilization although self-fertilization does occur.

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  • A female capable of self-fertilization should have an advantage in a species of sexually reproducing members.

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  • This coincides with ancient creation myths and beliefs that creation was achieved through self-fertilization.

    An Agnostic Goes to Synagogue: A Rosh HaShana Post

  • When fertilization occurs within a single flower, we call it self-fertilization.

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  • 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.

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  • The pollen-carrying parts of the wheat flower are first removed to prevent self-fertilization.

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