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 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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