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[self-fur-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈfɜr tl or, esp. British, -taɪl, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective, Zoology
capable of self-fertilization.
Origin of self-fertile
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Oh, and it's self-fertile, so you only need one plant to set fruit.
  • It is self-fertile and has a high seed production rate.
  • Hickories are generally self-fertile but larger crops of better quality seeds are produced following cross-pollination.
  • Flowers are large, non-showy, pink and self-fertile.
  • Downy brome is cleistogamous and self-fertile, with no evident out-crossing.
  • No self-fertile fruit set has been observed, indicating that a pollen vector is required for reproduction.

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