Meaning of FERTILIZATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌfər-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən ]


Date: circa 1787

: an act or process of making fertile: as

a. : the application of fertilizer


(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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.