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[gahyt-n-og-uh-mee] /ˌgaɪt nˈɒg ə mi/
noun, Botany.
pollination of a flower by pollen from another flower on the same plant.
Compare xenogamy.
Origin of geitonogamy
1875-80; < Greek geitono- (stem of geítōn) neighbor + -gamy
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geitonogamous, adjective Unabridged
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  • Has this method, which is spoken of as geitonogamy, the same influence as crossing with pollen from another plant?

    Darwin and Modern Science A.C. Seward and Others
British Dictionary definitions for geitonogamy


(botany) the transfer of pollen to a stigma of a different flower on the same plant
Word Origin
C19: from Greek geitōn neighbour + -gamy
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