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Noun1.fertilisation - creation by the physical union of male and female gametesfertilisation - creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
conception, creation - the event that occurred at the beginning of something; "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"
pollenation, pollination - transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of a plant
cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization - fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
self-fertilisation, self-fertilization - fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
superfecundation - fertilization of two or more ova released during the same menstrual cycle by sperm from separate acts of coitus (especially by different males)
superfetation - fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time; "superfetation is normal in some animal species"
2.fertilisation - making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
enrichment - act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding
top dressing - a layer of fertilizer or manure not plowed in
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(ˈfəːtail) adjective
1. producing a lot. fertile fields; a fertile mind/imagination.
2. able to produce fruit, children, young animals etc. fertile seed.
ferˈtility (-ˈti-) noun
the state or condition of being fertile.
fertilize, fertilise (-ti-) verb
to make fertile. He fertilized his fields with manure; An egg must be fertilized before it can develop.
ˌfertiliˈzation, ˌfertiliˈsation noun
ˈfertilizer, ˈfertiliser (-ti-) noun
a substance (manure, chemicals etc) used to make land (more) fertile.
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I have, also, reason to believe that humble-bees are indispensable to the fertilisation of the heartsease (Viola tricolor), for other bees do not visit this flower.
FERTILISATION This happens when a sperm meets and then penetrates an egg.
Effect of sowing date and N fertilisation on grain yield and photosynthetic rates in maize (Zea mays L.).
The response of two ecologically important Antarctic invertebrates (Sterechinus neumayeri and Parborlasia corrugatus) to reduced seawater pH: effects on fertilisation and embryonic development.
We recommend the creation of an Ecological Fertilisation Mission in the coming budget," Greenpeace said in its submission to the ministry.
Stanford University researchers have developed a test to determine whether a patient is likely to conceive a child through in vitro fertilisation, a breakthrough that could save women tens of thousands of rands in fruitless procedures, as well as the heartbreak of failed treatment.
In 2000, he came up with the novel idea of replacing the test tube used for in vitro fertilisation by a permeable capsule, inserted in the mother's uterus, so that gametes (spermatozoa, ovules) and/or embryos would develop under more natural conditions, in vivo.
It sets out the available range of treatment options, including drugs; intra-uterine insemination; in vitro fertilisation; intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection; gamete intra-fallopian transfer; using donated sperm, eggs or embryos; surrogacy; and freezing and storing embryos.
The team from the University of Birmingham found that Nifedipine puts a temporary halt on the chain of events leading to fertilisation.
(1.) Stromberg B et al., Neurological sequelae in children born after in-vitro fertilisation: a population-based study, Lancet, 2002, 359(9305):461-465.