Meaning of FERTILIZATION in English


Pronunciation: ˌ f ə r-t ə -l ə - ' z ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: circa 1787

: an act or process of making fertile: as a : the application of fertilizer b (1) : an act or process of fecundation, insemination, or pollination ― not used technically (2) : the process of union of two gametes whereby the somatic chromosome number is restored and the development of a new individual is initiated

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