Geitonogamy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Geitonogamy (Bot) Fertilization of flowers by pollen from other flowers on the same plant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n geitonogamy In botany, the fecundation of a pistil by pollen from another flower of the same plant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. neighbor + marriage

Usage

In literature:

Has this method, which is spoken of as Geitonogamy, the same influence as crossing with pollen from another plant?
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
Allogamy embraces xenogamy and geitonogamy.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
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