self-fertilization(redirected from self-fertilizing)
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Fertilization by male gametes from the same individual, as by sperm from the same animal in hermaphroditic species or by pollen from the same plant.
self′-fer′til·ized′ (-īzd′) adj.
(Biology) fertilization in a plant or animal by the fusion of male and female gametes produced by the same individual. Compare cross-fertilization
ˌself-ˈfertiˌlized, ˌself-ˈfertiˌlised adj
ˌself-ˈfertiˌlizing, ˌself-ˈfertiˌlising adj
fertilization of the ovum by a male gamete of the same individual.
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|Noun||1.||self-fertilization - fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual|
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
autogamy - self-fertilization in plants