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fecundation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fecundation  \Fec`un*da"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  f['e]condation.] 
  (Biol.) 
  The  act  by  which  either  in  animals  or  plants,  material 
  prepared  by  the  generative  organs  the  female  organism  is 
  brought  in  contact  with  matter  from  the  organs  of  the  male, 
  so  that  a  new  organism  results;  impregnation;  fertilization. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fecundation 
  n  1:  creation  by  the  union  of  sperm  or  pollen  with  an  animal  or 
  plant  or  egg  cell  [syn:  {fertilization},  {fertilisation}, 
  {impregnation}] 
  2:  making  fertile  as  by  applying  fertilizer  or  manure  [syn:  {fertilization}, 
  {dressing}] 




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