Meaning of self-fertilization
Pronunciation: (self'fûr"tl-u-zā'shun, self"-), [key]
- fertilization of an ovum of a plant by a male gamete from the same flower (opposed to cross-fertilization).
- fertilization of the ovum of a hermaphroditic animal by a sperm from the same individual, as in some species of tapeworm.
- self-fertilization (Thesaurus)