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self-compatible

[self-kuh m-pat-uh-buh l] /ˌsɛlf kəmˈpæt ə bəl/
adjective, Botany
1.
able to be fertilized by its own pollen.
Related forms
self-compatibility [self-kuh m-pat-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌsɛlf kəmˌpæt əˈbɪl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA), noun
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  • Any new sour cherry cultivar released must be self-compatible so that pollinator trees are not needed.
British Dictionary definitions for self-compatible

self-compatible

adjective
1.
(of a plant) capable of self-fertilization
Derived Forms
self-compatibility, noun
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