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Meaning of CROSS-FERTILIZE

Pronunciation:  kros 'fur`tlIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to undergo cross-fertilization; cross with
  2. [v]  undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile
 

CROSS-FERTILIZE is a 15 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cross-fertilise
 
 See Also: change state, cross-fertilize, fecundate, fertilise, fertilize, inseminate, turn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cross"-fer"ti*lize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Cross-fertilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cross-fertilizing}.]
(Bot.)
To fertilize, as the stigmas of a flower or plant, with the
pollen from another individual of the same species.

 

 

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