autogamy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n autogamy self-fertilization in plants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Autogamy (Bot) Self-fertilization, the fertilizing pollen being derived from the same blossom as the pistil acted upon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n autogamy In botany, close fertilization, or self-fertilization; the fertilization of a flower by its own pollen. See allogamy.
    • n autogamy In biology, the pairing or mating of like with like.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Auto-, + Gr. marriage