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Noun: cross-fertilisation  'krós,fur-tu-lI'zey-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: cross-fertilization)
  1. Fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from different individual of the same species
    - cross-fertilization
     
  2. Interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial
    "the cross-fertilisation of science and the creative arts";
    - cross-fertilization

Type of: fecundation, fertilisation [Brit], fertilization, give-and-take, impregnation, interchange, reciprocation

Encyclopedia: Cross-fertilisation