geitonogamy

geitonogamy

[gahyt-n-og-uh-mee]
noun Botany.
pollination of a flower by pollen from another flower on the same plant.
Compare xenogamy.


Origin:
1875–80; < Greek geitono- (stem of geítōn) neighbor + -gamy

geitonogamous, adjective
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geitonogamy (ˌɡaɪtəˈnɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
botany the transfer of pollen to a stigma of a different flower on the same plant
 
[C19: from Greek geitōn neighbour + -gamy]

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