cross-fertilization

Definitions of cross-fertilization
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n fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species

Synonyms:
cross-fertilisation
Antonyms:
self-fertilisation, self-fertilization
fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
Types:
allogamy
cross-fertilization in plants
Type of:
fecundation, fertilisation, fertilization, impregnation
creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant

n interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial

“the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts”
Synonyms:
cross-fertilisation
Type of:
give-and-take, interchange, reciprocation
mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

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