cross-fertilize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cross-fertilize cause to undergo cross-fertilization "Mendel cross-fertilized different kinds of beans"
    • v cross-fertilize undergo cross-fertilization; become fertile
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Cross-fertilize (Bot) To fertilize, as the stigmas of a flower or plant, with the pollen from another individual of the same species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cross-fertilize To fertilize, as the ovules of one flower, by the pollen of another flower.
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Usage

In literature:

After crossing the river he struck to the north-east through a fertile and well-supplied country.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
You will find it difficult (page 14 of your letter) to make a marked line of separation between fertile and infertile crosses.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Crosses, fertility and sterility of.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
When the modern plant breeder seeks to produce something new by cross-fertilization a problem is encountered.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
Cross-fertilized blossoms defeat self-fertilized flowers in the struggle for existence.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
Crossed the Tay and proceeded northward up the east side of that fertile river.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
This seems as much a miracle as the cross fertilization of plants.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
Smooth delight for toilsome loss 'Tis now to cross the fertile plain.
"A Celtic Psaltery" by Alfred Perceval Graves
Bees and the elements were allowed to do the cross-fertilizing.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
After crossing the river in this manner, the rail traverses some very fertile land, part of which forms the estate of the late Colonel Terry.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
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In news:

The music is not only loved around the globe, it's constantly expanding to encompass a world of unlimited cross-fertilization.
While in Cologne, he and his colleagues explored the idea of cross-fertilizing different musical traditions (i.e.
An Oncor lineman worked steadily in a basket to replace the cross arm and power lines by Texas Liquid Fertilizer in Holland.
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In science:

The discovered social network was intended to help people (vertices) identify others with similar interests and encourage cross-fertilization among the cluster participants.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Indeed, we believe that there are signi´Čücant opportunities for cross-fertilization in this area.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
However, it is essential that we learn enough from each others to be able to communicate and cross fertilize.
Introduction - Strong interaction in the nuclear medium: new trends
Today, Bell inequalities cross-fertilized with Quantum Information Science has led to the concept of Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution (DI-QKD) [2, 3].
Is realism compatible with true randomness ?
The attention of the quantum information community to study in condensed matter has stimulated an exciting cross fertilization between the two areas.
Entanglement study of the 1D Ising model with Added Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya interaction
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