fecundation

fecundation
noun
1. creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
Derivationally related forms: ↑impregnate (for: ↑impregnation), ↑fecundate, ↑fertilize (for: ↑fertilization)
Hypernyms: ↑creation, ↑conception
Hyponyms:
2. making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
Derivationally related forms: ↑fecundate, ↑fertilize (for: ↑fertilization)
Hypernyms: ↑enrichment
Hyponyms: ↑top dressing

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fecundation — noun see fecundate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fecundation — impregnation or fertilisation of the egg …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fecundation — See fecundate. * * * …   Universalium

  • fecundation — noun The process whereby a new organism is produced by fertilization …   Wiktionary

  • fecundation — The act of rendering fertile. SEE ALSO: fertilization, impregnation. * * * fe·cun·da·tion (fe″kən daґshən) [L. fecundatio] fertilization …   Medical dictionary

  • fecundation — fe·cun·da·tion || ‚fɪːkÉ™n deɪʃn n. fertilization, impregnation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fecundation — n. 1. Enriching, rendering fertile or prolific. 2. Impregnation, fertilization …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fecundation — fec·un·da·tion …   English syllables

  • canal of fecundation — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The seminal canal of female Coleoptera …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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