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noun Botany.
  1. pollination of a flower by pollen from another flower on the same plant.
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Compare xenogamy.

Origin of geitonogamy

1875–80; < Greek geitono- (stem of geítōn) neighbor + -gamy
Related formsgei·to·nog·a·mous, adjective
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Historical Examples

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

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British Dictionary definitions for geitonogamy


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

C19: from Greek geitōn neighbour + -gamy
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