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Definition of 'cross-fertilization'


  1. fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
       Synonyms: cross-fertilisation
       Antonyms: self-fertilization self-fertilisation
  2. interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial; "the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"
       Synonyms: cross-fertilisation

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