Meaning of cross-pollination


Pronunciation: (krôs'pol"u-nā'shun, kros'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the transfer of pollen from the flower of one plant to the flower of a plant having a different genetic constitution. Cf. self-pollination.
  2. a sharing or interchange of knowledge, ideas, etc., as for mutual enrichment; cross-fertilization.
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