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 (frŭk′tə-fĭ-kā′shən, fro͝ok′-)
1. The producing of fruit.
2. A seed-bearing or spore-bearing structure.


(ˌfrʌktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌfrʊk-)
1. (Botany) the act or state of fructifying
2. (Botany) the fruit of a seed-bearing plant
3. (Botany) any spore-bearing structure in ferns, mosses, fungi, etc


(ˌfrʌk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌfrʊk-, ˌfruk-)

1. the act of fructifying; the fruiting of a plant, fungus, etc.
2. the organs of fruiting; fruiting body.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fructification - the bearing of fruit
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.fructification - organs of fruiting (especially the reproductive parts of ferns and mosses)
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction


n (lit, fig: = making fruitful) → Befruchtung f; (= forming fruit)Fruchtbildung f
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Many flowers, on the other hand, have their organs of fructification closely enclosed, as in the great papilionaceous or pea-family; but in several, perhaps in all, such flowers, there is a very curious adaptation between the structure of the flower and the manner in which bees suck the nectar; for, in doing this, they either push the flower's own pollen on the stigma, or bring pollen from another flower.
By a species of pious fraud, for which no doubt the worthy priest found his absolution in the purity of his motives, he declared that, while no positive change was actually wrought in the mind of Middleton, there was every reason to hope the entering wedge of argument had been driven to its head, and that in consequence an opening was left, through which, it might rationally be hoped, the blessed seeds of a religious fructification would find their way, especially if the subject was left uninterruptedly to enjoy the advantage of catholic communion.
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The passing year will be marked in red letters for the singularly significant development of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh as more than six-decade-old dream of Telangana people to have their own state finally came to fructification on June 2.
Arbre qui [beaucoup moins que] se comporte bien [beaucoup plus grand que] dans un environnement hostile [beaucoup moins que] aride et sec [beaucoup plus grand que], l'olivier prospere dans la wilaya de Ghardaia, comme en temoignent les nombreuses rangees d'oliviers nouvellement plantes comme brise-vent autour des perimetres agricoles crees le long de la route nationale RN-1 entre Ghardaia et El Meneaa a Guerrara , ou malgre l'absence de soins, leur fructification est relativement abondante ce qui a entraine un engouement sur cet arbre [beaucoup moins que] noble [beaucoup plus grand que].
naked and alone; surrounded by savage animals, and men still more savage, " he was tempted to give up and "lie down and perish" in despair, when suddenly "the extraordinary beauty of a small moss, in fructification, irresistibly caught my eye.
Collar cankers are sometimes observed with fungus fructification facilitating the spread of the disease [32].
Thus, it really would be worth watching how the prime minister wades through the slush of American hostility to reach ashore with its fructification.
Note that the coffee plant needs to absorb large amounts of water to maintain high fructification (Rena and Guimaraes 2000).
The event assumes significance as it will mark the fructification of the civil movement that was, at one time, in danger of losing relevance after Kejriwal and Hazare parted ways in September 2012 over the former's decision to take the political plunge for fighting corruption.
Y ont participe des scientifiques nationaux et internationaux, tous animes par la meme ambition, celle de promouvoir cet arbre seculaire et unique que le Maroc detient la prepotence de sa production et de sa fructification.
His stewardship resulted in fructification of Pakistan Army's operational thought and doctrinal response to the much vaunted Cold Start doctrine of Indian Army.