Xenogamy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Xenogamy (Bot) Cross fertilization.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n xenogamy In botany, cross-fertilization—that is, the impregnation or fecundation of the ovules of a flower with pollen from another flower of the same species, either on the same or (usually) on a different plant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Xenogamy zen-og′a-mi (bot.) cross-fertilisation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. xe`nos strange, foreign + marriage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. xenos, strange, gamos, marriage.

Usage

In literature:

Allogamy embraces xenogamy and geitonogamy.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
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