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Noun: cross-pollination  'krós,pó-lu'ney-shun
  1. Fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another
  2. Stimulating influence among diverse elements
    "the cross-pollination of the arts"

Derived forms: cross-pollinations

Type of: influence, pollenation, pollination

Antonym: self-pollination

Encyclopedia: Cross-pollination