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Self-fertilization, especially:
a. Fertilization of a flower by its own pollen.
b. The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.

au′to·gam′ic (ô′tō-găm′ĭk), au·tog′a·mous adj.
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Adj.1.autogamic - characterized by or fit for autogamy
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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The automatic self-pollination can hinder cross-pollination pollen tube growth, owing to competition with the autogamic pollen tubes, thus reducing xenogamy rate (MAHORO, 2003; SILVA; PINHEIRO, 2009).