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fruc·ti·fi·ca·tion

 (frŭk′tə-fĭ-kā′shən, fro͝ok′-)
n.
1. The producing of fruit.
2. A seed-bearing or spore-bearing structure.

fructification

(ˌfrʌktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌfrʊk-)
n
1. (Botany) the act or state of fructifying
2. (Botany) the fruit of a seed-bearing plant
3. (Botany) any spore-bearing structure in ferns, mosses, fungi, etc

fruc•ti•fi•ca•tion

(ˌfrʌk tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌfrʊk-, ˌfruk-)

n.
1. the act of fructifying; the fruiting of a plant, fungus, etc.
2. the organs of fruiting; fruiting body.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fructification - the bearing of fruit
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.fructification - organs of fruiting (especially the reproductive parts of ferns and mosses)
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
Translations

fructification

n (lit, fig: = making fruitful) → Befruchtung f; (= forming fruit)Fruchtbildung f
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Many flowers, on the other hand, have their organs of fructification closely enclosed, as in the great papilionaceous or pea-family; but in several, perhaps in all, such flowers, there is a very curious adaptation between the structure of the flower and the manner in which bees suck the nectar; for, in doing this, they either push the flower's own pollen on the stigma, or bring pollen from another flower.
By a species of pious fraud, for which no doubt the worthy priest found his absolution in the purity of his motives, he declared that, while no positive change was actually wrought in the mind of Middleton, there was every reason to hope the entering wedge of argument had been driven to its head, and that in consequence an opening was left, through which, it might rationally be hoped, the blessed seeds of a religious fructification would find their way, especially if the subject was left uninterruptedly to enjoy the advantage of catholic communion.
AREA FENOFASE N SPEARMAN FLONA botao floral 30 0,796933 ** flor 30 0,762702 ** fruto verde 2004 30 -0,082919 fruto verde 2005 30 0,232144 fruto verde 2006 30 -0,089402 fruto maduro 30 0,379092 * RGFC botao floral 30 0,569305 ** flor 30 0,508113 ** fruto verde 2004 30 -0,126664 fruto verde 2005 30 0,232586 fruto verde 2006 30 -0,085508 fruto maduro 30 0,533697 ** TABLE 3: Drimys brasiliensis fructification in study areas.
These values, particularly the foliar K concentration obtained with the rate of 160 mg [dm.sup.-3] (13.7 g [kg.sup.-1]), approach those observed by Laviola & Dias (2008) in completely opened physic nut leaves and in the fructification phase.
In the semidecidual seasonal forest of the State of Parana, Brazil, Mikich and Silva (2001) reported a fructification peak during the dry season (May and June), coinciding with autumn.
The sliced sclerotia were seeded into the bags containing the substrates and watered enough to create a humid environment required for fructification. The bags of the inoculated substrates were placed on laboratory benches at room temperature (25[degrees]C) to observe fungal growth for 3 weeks.
On the other hand, the first hypothesis is more likely to explain the results at 38 DAT the first feminine flowers sprouted and at 41 DAT fructification started, and this caused an increment in nutrients demand by the plants, specially for potassium as reported by Lester et al.
However, Thompson locates the point of suffering here at the end of the traveler's tether: robbed, stripped, horseless and 500 miles from the nearest European settlement, Park recalls At this moment, painful as my reflections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss, in fructification, irresistibly caught my eye.
Such a policy posture enjoys an inherent potential for fructification, given its undisputed compatibility with the national interests of the people of Egypt as well as with geostrategic considerations and international political exchanges.
In Ecological City Theory, it is insisted on developing a condensed city, cheap housing, social justice fructification, creating the city gardens and economic activities based on ecology.
The bags were later transferred to the mushroom cropping room where they were opened to trigger fructification. The relative humility inside the growing room was kept as high as 85-95% by watering the sand floor and spraying the substrate bags with water twice a day in the morning and evening.