chiefly British English spelling of fertilization. For spelling, see -ize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for fertilisation

Historical Examples of fertilisation

  • Fertilisation marks the striking of the death-blow to all that went before.

  • The Snapdragon is especially adapted for fertilisation by Humble Bees.

    The Beauties of Nature

    Sir John Lubbock

  • They gave the soil a square deal in the matter of fertilisation.

    The Romance of the Reaper

    Herbert Newton Casson

  • Such differences will, of course, be introduced at the time of fertilisation.


    Gerald R. Leighton

  • There was further, as we may suppose, a gain in certainty of fertilisation.

    Darwin and Modern Science

    A.C. Seward and Others