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xenogamy

[zuh-nog-uh-mee] /zəˈnɒg ə mi/
noun, Botany
1.
pollination of the stigma of a flower by pollen from a flower on another plant.
Compare geitonogamy.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; xeno- + -gamy
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British Dictionary definitions for xenogamy

xenogamy

/zɛˈnɒɡəmɪ/
noun
1.
(botany) another name for cross-fertilization
Derived Forms
xenogamous, adjective
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