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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual.

Usage examples (35)
  • Careful with your glee over the self-fertilization ideal.
  • When fertilization occurs within a single flower, we call it self-fertilization.
  • The pollen-carrying parts of the wheat flower are first removed to prevent self-fertilization.
  • 'The genetics of self-fertilization in lizards means that all her hatchlings would have to be male. for more
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