[fee-kuh n-deyt, fek-uh n-]
- to make prolific or fruitful.
- Biology. to impregnate or fertilize.
Origin of fecundate
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Fecundation and fertilization are important terms to remember.
The process of fertilization or fecundation is also known as impregnation and conception.
What we see in the process of fecundation is a foreshadowing of the future man and woman.
After her fecundation she retires into a corner, where she plucks off her wings, and waits.The Insect
Shortly after fecundation, these eggs are transformed into larvæ.The Ocean World:
- to make fruitful
- to fertilize; impregnate
C17: from Latin fēcundāre to fertilize
- The act of fertilizing; fertilization.
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