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geitonogamy

[ gahyt-n-og-uh-mee ]

noun

, Botany.
  1. pollination of a flower by pollen from another flower on the same plant.


geitonogamy

/ ˌɡaɪtəˈnɒɡəmɪ /

noun

  1. botany the transfer of pollen to a stigma of a different flower on the same plant


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Other Words From

  • geito·noga·mous adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of geitonogamy1

1875–80; < Greek geitono- (stem of geítōn ) neighbor + -gamy
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Word History and Origins

Origin of geitonogamy1

C19: from Greek geitōn neighbour + -gamy
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Example Sentences

Has this method, which is spoken of as Geitonogamy, the same influence as crossing with pollen from another plant?

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