allogamy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n allogamy cross-fertilization in plants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Allogamy (Bot) Fertilization of the pistil of a plant by pollen from another of the same species; cross-fertilization.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n allogamy Cross-fertilization in plants; fecundation of the ovules of one flower by pollen from another of the same species. Distinguished from autogamy, or self-fertilization, in which the ovules are fecundated by pollen from the same flower.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. other + marriage

Usage

In literature:

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