cross-fertilise

cross-fertilise
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a British spelling of cross-fertilize

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  • cross-fertilise — verb 1. undergo cross fertilization; become fertile • Syn: ↑cross fertilize • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross fertilisation, ↑cross fertilization (for: ↑cross fertilize) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-fertilise — /krɒs ˈfɜtəlaɪz/ (say kros fertuhluyz) verb (t) (cross fertilised, cross fertilising) to cause the cross fertilisation of. Also, cross fertilize, cross pollinate …  

  • cross-fertilize — also cross fertilise BrE v [T] 1.) to combine the male sex cells from one type of plant with female sex cells from another 2.) to influence someone or something with ideas from other areas ▪ In a university students live together, encourage,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cross-fertilize — cross fertilizable, adj. /kraws ferr tl uyz , kros /, v., cross fertilized, cross fertilizing. v.t. 1. to cause the cross fertilization of. v.i. 2. to undergo cross fertilization. Also, esp. Brit., cross fertilise. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • fertilise — verb 1. make fertile or productive The course fertilized her imagination • Syn: ↑fertilize, ↑fecundate • Derivationally related forms: ↑fecundation (for: ↑fecundate), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross — /krɒs / (say kros) noun 1. a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, upon which persons were formerly put to death. 2. a figure of the cross as a Christian emblem, badge, etc. 3. the cross as the symbol of… …  

  • cross-fertilisation — noun 1. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species • Syn: ↑cross fertilization • Ant: ↑self fertilization (for: ↑cross fertilization) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-fertilization — noun 1. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species • Syn: ↑cross fertilisation • Ant: ↑self fertilization • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross fertilise (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-pollinate — /krɒsˈ pɒləneɪt/ (say kros poluhnayt) verb (t) (cross pollinated, cross pollinating) → cross fertilise …  

  • cross-fertilize — or cross fertilise verb 1》 fertilize (a plant) using pollen from another plant of the same species. 2》 stimulate the development of (something) with an exchange of ideas or information. Derivatives cross fertilization noun …   English new terms dictionary

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