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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).
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(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
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the transfer of pollen from the flower of one plant to the flower of a plant having a different genetic constitution. Compare self-pollination.
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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
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