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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.
References in classic literature ?
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 occurs when a sperm meets and then penetrates an egg.
Project Scope : Setting up Steel fertilisation factory near Orvakal.
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.
Doctors in the USA perform nearly 150 000 in vitro fertilisation treatments each year, but fewer than 1 in 3 results in a live birth.
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.
Available from: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority London, UK E-mail: admin@hfea.