Use Cross-fertilize in a sentence


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


cross-fertilizable, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
to subject or be subjected to cross-fertilization

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Science Dictionary
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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Example sentences
Instead, he's looking to create and cross-fertilize interesting ventures.
Participants worked together to cross-fertilize country-specific approaches and activities.
Interdisciplinary collaboration between physics and food science will cross-fertilize these two disciplines.
Or parties may simply have scientists with experience, ideas and data that can cross-fertilize one another.
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