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Noun: self-fertilization  self ,furt-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], self ,furt-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. Fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
    - self-fertilisation [Brit]

Derived forms: self-fertilizations

Type of: fecundation, fertilisation [Brit], fertilization, impregnation

Antonym: cross-fertilization

Encyclopedia: Self-fertilization