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Noun: fertilization  ,furt-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,furt-(u-)lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. Creation by the physical union of male and female gametes; of sperm and ova in an animal or pollen and ovule in a plant
    - fertilisation [Brit], fecundation, impregnation
  2. Making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
    - fertilisation [Brit], fecundation, dressing

Derived forms: fertilizations

Type of: conception, creation, enrichment

Encyclopedia: Fertilization