[ aw-tog-uh-mee ]
/ ɔˈtɒg ə mi /
Botany. pollination of the ovules of a flower by its own pollen; self-fertilization (opposed to allogamy).
Biology. conjugation in an individual organism by division of its nucleus into two parts that in turn reunite to form a zygote.
Related formsau·tog·a·mous, au·to·gam·ic [aw-toh-gam-ik] /ˌɔ toʊˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autogamous
/ (ɔːˈtɒɡəmɪ) /
self-fertilization in flowering plants
a type of sexual reproduction, occurring in some protozoans, in which the uniting gametes are derived from the same cell
Derived Formsautogamous or autogamic (ˌɔːtəˈɡæmɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for autogamous
[ ô-tŏg′ə-mē ]
Self-fertilization in which fission of the cell nucleus occurs without complete cellular division, forming two pronuclei that reunite to form the synkaryon.
Related formsau•tog′a•mous adj.
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Science definitions for autogamous
[ ô-tŏg′ə-mē ]
The union of nuclei within and arising from a single cell, as in certain protozoans and fungi.
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