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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fertilization  \Fer`ti*li*za"tion\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  rendering  fertile. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  The  act  of  fecundating  or  impregnating  animal  or 
  vegetable  germs;  esp.,  the  process  by  which  in  flowers  the 
  pollen  renders  the  ovule  fertile,  or  an  analogous  process 
  in  flowerless  plants;  fecundation;  impregnation. 
 
  {Close  fertilization}  (Bot.),  the  fertilization  of  pistils  by 
  pollen  derived  from  the  stamens  of  the  same  blossom. 
 
  {Cross  fertilization},  fertilization  by  pollen  from  some 
  other  blossom.  See  under  {Cross},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fertilization 
  n  1:  creation  by  the  union  of  sperm  or  pollen  with  an  animal  or 
  plant  or  egg  cell  [syn:  {fertilisation},  {fecundation}, 
  {impregnation}] 
  2:  making  fertile  as  by  applying  fertilizer  or  manure  [syn:  {fecundation}, 
  {dressing}] 




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