cross-pollination


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cross-pol·li·na·tion

(krôs′pŏl′ə-nā′shən, krŏs′-)
n.
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).

cross-pollination

n
(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

cross′-pollina′tion



n.
the transfer of pollen from the flower of one plant to the flower of a plant having a different genetic constitution. Compare self-pollination.
[1880–85]

cross-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.

cross-pollinate verb
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cross-pollination - fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another
pollenation, pollination - transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
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
Translations

cross-pollination

[ˈkrɒsˌpɒlɪˈneɪʃən] Npolinización f cruzada
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