autogamous


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au·tog·a·my

 (ô-tŏg′ə-mē)
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.autogamous - characterized by or fit for autogamy
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
endogamic, endogamous - characterized by or fit for fertilization by pollen from another flower of the same kind
exogamic, exogamous - characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related
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