Botany. pollination of the ovules of a flower by its own pollen; self-fertilization (opposed to allogamy).
Biology. conjugation in an individual organism by division of its nucleus into two parts that in turn reunite to form a zygote.
self-fertilization in flowering plants
a type of sexual reproduction, occurring in some protozoans, in which the uniting gametes are derived from the same cell
autogamy au·tog·a·my (ô-tŏg’ə-mē)
Self-fertilization in which fission of the cell nucleus occurs without complete cellular division forming two pronuclei so that reunite to form the synkaryon.
The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.
- Autogeneic graft
autogeneic graft autogeneic graft au·to·ge·ne·ic graft (ô’tō-jə-nē’ĭk) n. See autograft.
noun another word for abiogenesis (sense 1) autogenesis au·to·gen·e·sis (ô’tō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. The supposed development of living organisms from nonliving matter. The process by which a vaccine is made from bacteria obtained from the patient’s own body. au’to·ge·net’ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj. au’to·ge·net’i·cal·ly adv.
- Autogenic training
a relaxation technique utilizing self-suggestion, breathing exercises, and meditation. noun a technique for reducing stress through mental exercises to produce physical relaxation Also called autogenics