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1. The transfer of pollen from an anther of a flower of one plant to a stigma of a flower of another plant of the same species. Also called allogamy, xenogamy.
2. Influence or inspiration between or among diverse elements: "Jazz is fundamentally the cross-pollination of individual musicians playing together and against each other in small groups" (Ralph de Toledano).
(Botany) the transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another flower by the action of wind, insects, etc. Compare self-pollination
the transfer of pollen from the flower of one plant to the flower of a plant having a different genetic constitution. Compare self-pollination.
The transfer of pollen from the male reproductive organ (an anther or a male cone) of one plant to the female reproductive organ (a stigma or a female cone) of another plant. Insects and wind are agents of cross-pollination.
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|Noun||1.||cross-pollination - fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another|
self-pollination - fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of the same flower
|2.||cross-pollination - stimulating influence among diverse elements; "the cross-pollination of the arts"|
influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort