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Meaning of autogamy

au•tog•a•my

Pronunciation: (ô-tog'u-mē), [key]
— n.
  1. pollination of the ovules of a flower by its own pollen; self-fertilization (opposed to allogamy).
  2. conjugation in an individual organism by division of its nucleus into two parts that in turn reunite to form a zygote.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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