from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, cross-fertilization—that is, the impregnation or fecundation of the ovules of a flower with pollen from another flower of the same species, either on the same or (usually) on a different plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Cross fertilization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany The transfer of pollen from the anthers of one plant to the stigma of another; cross-pollination.


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Greek ξένος (stranger) + Greek γάμος (marriage). Or xeno- + -gamy in modern terms.


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