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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.
He added that the recent developments towards fructification of the envisioned Army Air Defence profile have been encouraging.
Under conditions of cold irregularity during the winter period, typical of the southern region of Brazil, the low synchronization of flowering of the main cultivars and their respective pollinators is frequent, leading to low fructification and production irregularity (HAWERROTH et al.
In addition, the phased introduction into fructification of new young gardens and vineyards contributes to an annual increase in gross fees.
We made visual tracking of their fructification time during the sampling visits; we consider the peak of fructification when most of the trees in the study area have fruits.
This observation could be attributed to the time of collection of the scions, which also coincided with the period of fructification of the original cultivar.
Furthermore, it is coincident with spring season having mild temperature and low rains and these factors determine the rotation and ripening process of growth of wild plant and their fructification which are present in the dietary spectrum of Mourning dove, which is required as food for this species.
It is always satisfying to see the combined efforts; hard work and perseverance come to fructification through such engaging community-based activities.
During the period of low production, coffee plants recover their productive capability because the quantity of energy consumed in the process of fructification is small, and the energy supply is focused on vegetative growth and bud differentiation (Sakai, Barbosa, Silveira, & Pires, 2015).