[kraws-fur-tl, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈfɜr tl, ˈkrɒs-/

capable of cross-fertilization.


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  • Cross-fertilization

    [kraws-fur-tl-uh-zey-shuh n, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌfɜr tl əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˈkrɒs-/ noun 1. Biology. the fertilization of an organism by the fusion of an egg from one individual with a sperm or male gamete from a different individual. 2. Botany. fertilization of the flower of one plant by a gamete from the flower of a closely related plant […]

  • Cross-fertilize

    [kraws-fur-tl-ahyz, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈfɜr tlˌaɪz, ˈkrɒs-/ verb (used with object), cross-fertilized, cross-fertilizing. 1. to cause the of. verb (used without object), cross-fertilized, cross-fertilizing. 2. to undergo cross-fertilization. verb 1. to subject or be subjected to cross-fertilization cross-fertilization The fertilization that occurs when the nucleus of a male sex cell from one individual joins with the nucleus […]

  • Cross-file

    [kraws-fahyl, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈfaɪl, ˈkrɒs-/ verb (used with or without object), cross-filed, cross-filing. 1. to register as a candidate in the primary elections of more than one party.

  • Crossfire

    [kraws-fahyer, kros‐] /ˈkrɔsˌfaɪər, ˈkrɒs‐/ noun 1. lines of gunfire from two or more positions or combatants crossing one another, or a single one of such lines. 2. a brisk exchange of words or opinions. 3. a situation involving conflicting claims, forces, etc. /ˈkrɒsˌfaɪə/ noun 1. (military) converging fire from one or more positions 2. a […]

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