cross-fertilizable

cross-fertilize

[kraws-fur-tl-ahyz, kros-]
verb (used with object), cross-fertilized, cross-fertilizing.
1.
to cause the cross-fertilization of.
verb (used without object), cross-fertilized, cross-fertilizing.
2.
to undergo cross-fertilization.
Also, especially British, cross-fertilise.


Origin:
1875–80

cross-fertilizable, adjective
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cross-fertilize
 
vb
to subject or be subjected to cross-fertilization

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cross-fertilization  
The fertilization that occurs when the nucleus of a male sex cell from one individual joins with the nucleus of a female sex cell from another individual. In plants, cross-pollination is an example of cross-fertilization. Also called allogamy. Compare self-fertilization.

cross-fertilize verb
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