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|Noun||1.||cross-fertilisation - fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species|
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
allogamy - cross-fertilization in plants
|2.||cross-fertilisation - interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial; "the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"|