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Meaning of FERTILIZATION

Pronunciation:  `furtli'zeyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
  2. [n]  creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
 

FERTILIZATION is a 13 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: dressing, fecundation, fertilisation, impregnation
 
 See Also: conception, creation, cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization, enrichment, pollenation, pollination, self-fertilisation, self-fertilization, superfecundation, superfetation, top dressing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fer`ti*li*za"tion\, n.
1. The act or process of rendering fertile.

2. (Biol.) The act of fecundating or impregnating animal or
   vegetable germs; esp., the process by which in flowers the
   pollen renders the ovule fertile, or an analogous process
   in flowerless plants; fecundation; impregnation.

{Close fertilization} (Bot.), the fertilization of pistils by
   pollen derived from the stamens of the same blossom.

{Cross fertilization}, fertilization by pollen from some
   other blossom. See under {Cross}, a.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Process of conception in which the sperm penetrates the egg (ovum).
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The union of male and female gametes.
 

 

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