- the union of male and female gametic nuclei.
- fecundation or impregnation of animals or plants.
Related formsfer·ti·li·za·tion·al, adjectiveo·ver·fer·ti·li·za·tion, nounpre·fer·ti·li·za·tion, nounre·fer·ti·li·za·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for fertilization
Or are they used in an evolutionary battle of the sexes over who has the last say in fertilization?Oh, if These Penises and Vaginas Could Talk: Genitalia as Tools, Toys, and Weapons|Menno Schilthuizen|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fertilization rates and implantation rates were similar—about 35 percent.
And it would incite fierce resistance from those who believe life begins at fertilization.The GOP Faces Years in the Wilderness After 2012 Election Losses|Robert Shrum|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation, and even nurturing of a pregnancy.Todd Akin Finds a Friend in Dr. John Willke, a Pro-Life ‘Founding Father’|Abigail Pesta|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This can radically upset her possibility of ovulation, fertilization, implantation and even nurturing of a pregnancy.
Fertilization without reinsemination probably occurs in T. ornata.
Fertilization takes place about June, and the sporogonium is fully developed by the winter.
The embryonal germ, before its fertilization, is an embryo whose sexual development is undetermined.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex|Samuel Leopold Schenk
The germ-cell of the ovule, which by fertilization becomes the seed; the kernel of a seed.
Weismann rejects these theories for his own "Fertilization as a Source of Variation."The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
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The joining of sex cells to form a new living thing. In humans, a male sperm joins a female ovum, or egg; the resulting zygote divides into a multicelled structure that implants in the womb and grows into an embryo. In plants, pollen grains, containing the male sex cells, enter the female sex cells in the pistil; from this union, fruit eventually grows. When fertilization occurs within a single flower, we call it self-fertilization. (See cross-fertilization.)